Our Whisky Shop
Visit our Whisky Shop!
Visit our home on the West Coast of Scotland, where a warm welcome awaits you at the A. D. Rattray Whisky Shop.
Located in the heart of Ayrshire, you will find us within the beautifully renovated old village school in Kirkoswald, less than an hour South of Glasgow.
Discover our own award-winning whiskies alongside a fine selection of wines, beers, rums, gins, Scottish foods, cigars, gifts & more...
Independent Whisky & Spirit Merchants
Established in 1868 by Andrew Dewar Rattray, we began as an independent grocer and tea, wine and spirit merchant.
In particular, our founder was known for his enthusiasm and passion for the selection, maturation and blending of Scotch whiskies. A. D. Rattray has continued as an independent whisky bottler, specialising in single cask whiskies, with our full range of whiskies and many exclusive bottlings available in our shop.
We also have whiskies from our local distilleries, including Lochlea and Arran, and from our sister company The Clydeside Distillery.
Ayrshire and Scottish Food & Drink
Staying true to our merchant and grocer shop roots, we also have a fine selection of wines, beers, gins, rums, liqueurs and Scottish food. Everything is carefully chosen, taste tested and selected by us and are mainly from independent producers located in Ayrshire and across Scotland - and all have a story to tell!
Our sample bar area is where you can get the chance to taste our range of whiskies as well as some of the other spirits we have in our shop. We also have brand pop-up events, featuring different products from our shop with an ambassador from that company on hand to tell you all about what they do.
From The Cask
As single cask whiskies are at the heart of what we do, you will find two casks 'on tap' in our shop. You can have a bottle filled from the cask, sealed and wax and then personalise it with your own handwritten label that can include your name or a special message.
- Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00am - 5.30pm
We close for lunch from 12.30pm -1.30pm
Good to know
- Customer toilets with baby change facilities.
- Under-18s are welcome when accompanied by adults.
- Dog friendly - well behaved dogs are welcome inside our shop.
- Free car park to the front of our building.
You’ll find us on the A77 in the village of Kirkoswald, approximately 14 miles south of Ayr or 50 miles from Glasgow.
You can get a train from Ayr or Girvan to Maybole followed by a 10-minute taxi or bus journey. You can find up-to-date train information and timetables on the ScotRail website by clicking here.
You can get the number 60 bus from Ayr or Girvan to Kirkoswald with the bus stopping 100 metres from our entrance. The bus is operated by Stagecoach with information and timetables available by clicking here.
We are in a rural area so the availability of taxis can be limited. There are a number of local taxi companies however we strongly advise that you pre-book your journey with them well in advance.
Hannah's Taxis Maybole: 01655 883 330.
Jamie's Taxis Maidens: 01655 331 221.
Joe's Taxis Girvan: 01465 713 737.
You are very welcome to cycle to us and we are located near to Route No.7 of the National Cycle Network. However please note that this route takes you partly along the A77 which can be very busy, especially with larger trucks. We would recommend following one of the quieter local routes and details of those can be found by clicking here.