CONSTRUCTION of the Isle of Arran Distillers second distillery on the south of the island is on track to be completed and open by Spring 2019.

The most recent milestone at the Lagg Distillery is the completion of the steelworks.

With the structure now in place, the Distillery has begun to take on its distinctive shape, overlooking the south coast of Arran and the Firth of Clyde.

The new distillery has been positioned next to fields of barley that provide a portion of the malt currently used in distillation at Lochranza.

Come the turn of the year the copper pot stills will be installed, shortly followed by the first production run with a heavily-peated (50ppm) spirit that will become in time the flagship Lagg Distillery Single Malt Scotch whisky.

700 of these casks were first made available to purchase in February and, so far, have proved a very attractive offering for a variety of individuals from all over the world.

As well as being an opportunity to be part of single malt history on the Isle of Arran, every cask owner will become a member of the exclusive Lagg Cask Society.

Once the casks have been laid down they will remain at the distillery for a minimum of ten years of maturation under the careful eye of Graham Omand, who has recently been appointed the distillery manager of the Lagg Distillery.