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Live Music at Raasay Distillery

Raasay Tunes With Da Birlinn – 8th March 2019

Raasay Tunes continues into 2019 with Da Birlinn. Da Birlinn are a trio of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians, blending the rhythmic strings of Seumas Maclennan with the pipes of Peter Morrison and the driving Shetland style of Ross Couper’s fiddle. Da Birlinn are Peter Morrison (Border Pipes and Whistle) and Ross Couper (Fiddle), who are best known...
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Live Music at Raasay Distillery

Raasay Tunes With Arthur Cormack – 22nd February 2019

Our first Raasay Tunes performer of 2019 is often described as ‘the busiest man on Skye’. Arthur Cormack OBE is one of our most celebrated Gaelic singers, renowned for his beautifully relaxed singing style and encyclopaedic knowledge and repertoire of songs from his own part of the world. A Mod Gold medallist and inductee into...
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Previewing the First Raasay Single Malt at Celtic Connections

Blending Raasay Whisky and Tunes for Celtic Connections – 26th January 2019

Now we’ve ticked over into 2019 we’re already off and running with our programme of events, appearances and offers to promote the countdown to the very first Isle of Raasay single malt in 2020. If you’ve been to any of our Raasay Tunes events at the distillery you’ll know how much we love our music...
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Coming to the End of the First Year at Raasay Distillery

Coming to the End of the First Year

Our First Year It’s a sobering fact of life that a year isn’t deemed a long time in the world of whisky-making – that is unless it’s your first year! Since opening our doors to locals for our first distillery tour on 9th January, 2018 has been a year of many firsts for us all...
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Sampling the Future Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Sampling the Future Raasay Single Malt

 The recent passing of our first anniversary gave our Head Distiller Iain Robertson a fine excuse to dip the casks and sample how our spirit is maturing in our island warehouse. Iain discovered that our three different oak casks; rye whisky, virgin oak and Bordeaux wine are evolving three very different colour and taste...
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The Hebridean Whisky Trail Has Launched

The Hebridean Whisky Trail Has Launched

Pictured: Anne O’lone – Torabhaig Distillery, Iain Hector Ross – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Alasdair Day – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Fiona Macintyre – Talisker Distillery, Karen Betts – Scotch Whisky Association, Lesley Taylor – Talisker Distillery, Susan MacLean – Talisker Distillery, Simon Erlanger – Isle of Harris Distillery. We are delighted to have hosted the launch of Scotland’s newest whisky...
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Raasay Distillery Clan Macleod Whisky Cask

Macleod Cask Is Filled to Mark Historic Raasay Return

 Raasay’s long association with the Clan Macleod is recorded back to the 16th century when the title of the island was first granted to MacGilleChaluim by the Bishop of the Isles. Down the centuries the clan has left its mark throughout the island from their original sea fortress at Brochel Castle to the Georgian...
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Raasay from Field to Still

Raasay from Field to Still

The 2nd August 2018 will mark an historic milestone in our journey towards the first bottling of Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s our second Raasay Barley Trial Open Day, but perhaps even more significant is the fact that we will be mashing the first purely Raasay-grown malted barley crop. Drilled on local...
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Five Star Whisky Distillery Visitor Attraction

Five Stars Over Raasay

It has only been a few months since we opened to the public in January, but it seems so much has happened as we’ve joined Skye and Lochalsh’s community of must-visit attractions. Here at the distillery we’ve seen a steady rise month on month in the number of visitors coming to the island keen to...
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Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

For anyone passionate about crafting fine malt whisky the arrival of new casks at the distillery is a moment filled with excitement and anticipation. So it was when the side curtain on our delivery truck was slid open to reveal the next batch of casks for filling on Raasay. Our eyes were greeted by this...
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