The Whisky Experience

Visit our 5 Star Visitor Attraction

Explore Scotch whisky and its fascinating heritage at our A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience, located in the beautifully renovated old village school. We’ll guide you through the next steps on your own whisky journey, whether you’re a whisky lover or enjoying your first dram. Nose and taste exquisite spirits in our Tasting Room, personalise your own bottle in the Cask Room and explore the world’s finest single malts in our shop. You can even view our working Sample Room, where our casks are meticulously evaluated for quality.

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Free Entry

You’re welcome to drop in and there’s no charge for the A. D. Rattray Experience. There are no formal tours and our friendly team are always on hand to help you discover more about our favourite subject, whisky. For Whisky and Gin Tastings, please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm all year
Sundays from 12 Noon to 5pm during April-December

Christmas Hours

We're open as normal throughout the festive period, including Christmas Eve (10am - 6pm) and Hogmany (10am - 6pm).

We will be closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day and 1st & 2nd January.

Travelling Here

By Road
You’ll find us on the A77 in the village of Kirkoswald, approximately 14 miles south of Ayr or 50 miles from Glasgow.

By Train
Train from Ayr or Girvan to Maybole, followed by a 10-minute taxi journey.

By Bus
Number 60 bus from Ayr or Girvan to Kirkoswald.


We are fully accessible with level or ramped access throughout and one step from our shop into our cask room. Fully accessible customer toilet facilities are also available.

Good to know 

  • Free car park. 
  • Under-18s are welcome when accompanied by adults.
  • German – please get in touch to arrange an informal talk or tasting in German.
  • Dogs welcome! We even reward well-behaved dogs with water and dog biscuits.

Get Social with our Whisky Experience

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