Enjoy a guided whisky tasting tour through the distillery and into the tasting room where you’ll be offered complementary dram of Raasay While We Wait single malt; representative of what’s to come from our casks in the future, as well as another 2 whiskies from R&B Distillers.
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.
Children (8-17 years old) £5
Children under the age of 8 are welcome in the visitor centre but are not permitted inside production areas of the distillery. Pets are not permitted within the distillery or visitor centre, with the exception of guide dogs.
We highly recommend booking your tour online before visiting to ensure we can accommodate you at a time that suits you.
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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 email@example.com 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.
The building itself is a piece of art. Somehow, despite its modern shapes and colours it fits the surroundings perfectly. Great tour and lovely, lovely staff, who even offered to look after our dog so we could get a look around the place. Bought some glasses and will be buying the whisky when it’s available.
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.
Had a wonderful tour of the new distillery when me and some friends were visiting raasay for the weekend. Lovely staff and a very informative tour that we managed to fit in on our way to the ferry. Unfortunately i was driving and couldn’t try any but look forward to getting a taste next time im back.
New distillery small and compact. Real niche location and looks promising to produce some real character single malt. Great tour and tasters. Good Luck Isle of Raasay Distillery, I can’t wait to try the finished Raasay product.
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.
Thank you to Iain and the team at the distillery for a fantastic tour today. It was a wonderful visit topped off with a tasting of some interesting drams. I cant wait till the first drops come out of this place in late 2020.
We stayed two nights at the Isle of Raasay Distillery and were completely charmed by the friendliness of the staff, the beauty of the locale, and the power of the local history. We much appreciated the upgrade of our room and the delightful distillery tour. Highly recommended. Calum was memorable in his erudition concerning local tradition, including his grandfather’s special history. Thanks to his enthusiasm we drove to the end of the island, on frightfully narrow roads, overlooking superb sea vistas, arriving at the ruins of Brochel Castle and the monument to the unforgettable Calum’s Road, one of the quietly most moving sites I’ve ever visited in traveling to many countries around the world. We will long cherish the memory of our visit to Raasay Island Distillery and hope to return again soon.
Brand new distillery, started September 2017 so nothing of their own product yet. They sell whiskies distilled elsewhere to their requirements. Guys on the front desk were very nice, the tour was very enjoyable, learning everything from the history of the land and building prior to becoming a distillery, the smoking of the barley with peat, through the distilling process up to final casking, ending with a tasting of Raasay While We Wait. If my friend was interested I would definately have gone halves with him to purchase a cask to be bottled in 10 years time. We were shown a room that you can stay in, either one night free for being a member or via their own website or booking.com they were very well appointed, the room we saw had sea views and stunning views of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. Definately worth a visit, if you are anywhere near, do it, you won’t be disappointed.
Iain, an excellent tour with plenty of information. Had to buy a bottle of While you Wait and it proved to be a good buy.
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.
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.
Travel by car, train, plane and of course ferry to one of Scotland’s newest distilleries.
Why not stay on the island of Raasay for a night or two and discover our distillery and the stunning landscape and history that can be explored on foot or cycle as well as by car.
As well as our accommodation within the distillery, there are also several other local accommodation options on the Isle of Raasay to choose from.
Stay at the distillery itself and get even more from your tour visit.
Why not spend a night in one of the distillery’s luxury bedrooms, the only Scottish distillery with luxury guest accommodation within the same building.
Three of the rooms are blessed with stunning views of the Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye, while the others overlook the production yard, designed for the ultimate whisky lover.