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Ailsa Bay Distillery
KA26 9PT
Tel: +44(0) 1465 713091

StatusActive / Producing
ProprietorWilliam Grant & Sons
Water SourcePenwapple resevoir
Stills4 wash stills, 4 spirit stills
Capacity5,000,000 litres of alcohol
Open To Visitors


Ailsa Bay is a new distillery constructed by William Grant & Sons. Building started in 2007 and it took just nine months to build. The distillery is situated next to the Girvan grain distillery and quite close to the site of the original Ladyburn distillery, which was closed and dismantled in 1975. William Grant & son felt the need to build a new large distillery to meet the continued demand for the Grant's blended Scotch whisky brand. With the distillery being situated next to the Girvan grain plant it allows for Ailsa Bay to use the resources already available at Girvan, such as its coopers and distillers. It is not known yet if Ailsa Bay will be available as a single malt whisky.

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