Overlooking the Lunan Bay, the 1,000 square foot building provides a retail shop along with a café and cocktail bar selling a range of food and drinks for visitors to enjoy, including Arbikie spirits. The distillers are said to be excited to welcome guests, with the Angus-located experience accessible within 2 hours from Glasgow, 90 minutes from Edinburgh and just an hour from Aberdeen by various modes of transport.
Arbikie are a distillery that prides themselves on their sustainability, with the new experience said to allow visitors to see for themselves the field-to-bottle journey that crafts their spirits. Guests are said to learn how Arbikie distils from scratch using homegrown crops, how they revived the first Scottish Rye Whisky in over 100 years and how Nàdar was crafted.
Tickets for the experience begin from £20 here, which includes a 60-minute tour along with drams and cocktails. To visit the bar, café or shop, a ticket is not required.
Director of the distillery, John Stirling, said the following on the new experience: "With the pandemic, our new Distillery Experience has been a long time in the works … But it’s given us the time to really focus on how we can show the public our field-to-bottle approach and why sustainable spirits are so important. We look forward to welcoming paying guests, both international and local as we anticipate a busy tourism season with the return of the Edinburgh Festival, Open Golf, Wimbledon and other major events across Scotland and the UK”.