Book a distillery tour and discover one of Scotland’s newest whisky distilleries up close. The Isle of Raasay Distillery welcomes visitors from around the globe with any level of whisky knowledge, from the curious to the connoisseur.
Join a whisky distillery tour and learn our innovative whisky making process and philosophy. As you pass the all-important copper pot stills, you will catch sight of the incredible view across to the Cuillin mountains on Skye, arguably the best from any Scottish distillery.
Our top priority is to safeguard everyone’s health and safety during this global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We highly recommend booking your tour online before visiting to ensure we can accommodate you at a time that suits you.
Enjoy a guided whisky tasting tour through the distillery, finishing with a tasting where you’ll be offered a complementary dram of Raasay While We Wait single malt, representative of what’s to come from the distillery in the future, as well as another two spirits from R&B Distillers.
Price: Adults: £10 | Children: (8-17 years old): £5
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a guided tour through the distillery finishing with a mouth-watering whisky and chocolate tasting. In this tour, our drams are paired with handmade chocolates from the Glenshiel Chocolate Company, including a specially commissioned Raasay While We Wait infused chocolate.
Price: Adults: £15 | Children: (8-17 years old): £5
Duration: 1 hour
Wonderful new craft distillery. We had a really warm welcome and our guide Callum was very generous with his time and knowledge. The distillery is in a wonderful setting, with amazing views of Skye from the still room and adjoining hotel. Inside the distillery is ultra modern, all gleaming stainless steel and copper. The small scale means it is easy to see and grasp the process. Callum was passionate about what they are trying to do at Raasay – creating quality single malt whisky which is truly of the island, doing as much of the process as possible on site, and even experimenting with growing barley on the island. We’ll have to wait a few more years for their whisky to be ready to taste, but if the third release of ‘while we wait’, (distilled elsewhere to their specification, and finished in Tuscan wine casks, adding depth to a lightly peated fresh young whisky), is any guide, it will be worth waiting for. I have been to a lot of distilleries but this was a special experience.
Well I was glad I got ferry over to Raasay to visit distillery as we had a great tour from a very keen guide and the views are stunning, as is the whisky tasting at end will defiantly return once whisky is ready.
We went to walk the southern part of the island (there are 6 great walks and you can day trip from Skye) and found this new feature. Typical distillery but new, clean and friendly people.
Can’t thank Iain enough for a wonderful tour at the end of our stay on Raasay. Not only an informative explanation on the process of whisky making but a fascinating study of how the isle itself has helped shaped their spirits. Highly recommended for any true lover of spirits.
Visited this amazing new distillery and had a wonderful time. We were made to feel very welcome and our guide Sally was both extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Topped off with an excellent tasting this was a great coupe of hours.
Something a little special. We dropped in because we had a little time to kill before the ferry to Skye. We were treated to an amazing tour and all the info we could hope to find out, all in the space of about 30 min. Staff are brilliant and I have a bottle tucked away to help me remember my visit. Wishing everyone involved in this venture lots of success.
We all enjoyed our tour of the distillery where our guide Fiona shared her enthusiasm and considerable knowledge of the whisky distilling process. Great to see this level of investment and employment on the island. Roll on 2020!
Interesting guiding following the whiskey making process including the history of Raasay from prehistoric to present time. Even our teenagers thought it was interesting although they’re not liking whiskey. We wish the company all luck in the future. Maybe we´ll come back all the way from Sweden an other year to explore more of the beautiful island and taste the “real” Raasay whiskey.
We were looking for something a little different to do on a sunny holiday Monday that was maybe not quite so busy, and visiting Raasay was a top choice. We had lunch in a beautiful setting outside Raasay House, then had time to wander to Inverarish and back before our tour of the distillery. The building itself is a winning combination of traditional and contemporary, and our tour with the very friendly and affable Calum – himself a Raasay man – was great, as he pointed out similarities with other distilleries and highlighted what will make the Raasay malt unique. Finishing up with a tasting and some questions about the island, the visit is highly recommended as something a little (for the moment) off the beaten track. Raasay is an absolute gem on a sunny day, quite and peaceful, with incredible views back across to the Cuillin and up towards Portree and the Storr. Make sure you leave time to take one of the well-marked forest walks to take in a wee bit more of the island. Amazing!
We had a great tour including the new hotel, wonderful to see such a shiny new distillery offering work to local people. The whisky we tried was very good for something so young and as this is the style they’re aiming for I look forward to tasting the real thing in a few years time. They are quite correct to say they have the best views of any distillery in Scotland, the view to Skye is stunning.
Ferry from the Isle of Skye is the only way to reach the Isle of Raasay. Where ever you’re visiting us from, plan your journey to Raasay with our helpful tips on how to get here.
All of our distillery tours are perfectly timed to coincide with the ferry so you can easily plan your arrival and departure from the island.
Advance booking is not required on the Raasay ferry. Please check the CalMac timetable in advance and arrive at the terminal at least 10 minutes before the departure time to guarantee passage.
Children under the age of 8 are welcome in the visitor centre but are not permitted inside production areas of the distillery. Guide dogs are the only pets allowed within the distillery or visitor centre.
French & German Distillery Tours
Tours in French and German are available when booked in advance with one weeks notice. Please call +44 (0) 1478 470178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request.
Sunday Distillery Tours
We operate a pre-booked only policy on Sundays. Please book your distillery tour tickets online prior to arrival should you wish to visit us on a Sunday.