Experience first hand the fusion of tradition and contemporary thinking at the Isle of Raasay’s first legal distillery.
From the curious to the connoisseur – there is something for everyone on our distillery, warehouse, and mouth-watering chocolate tours.
As you pass the all-important copper pot stills, you will catch sight of the #BestDistilleryView looking across to the Isle of Skye’s spectacular Cuillin mountains.
The tours will be slightly different this year in line with Scottish Government guidelines, but the welcome as warm as ever. For your safety, we have new distancing measures, a one-way system, hand sanitiser and face masks on arrival, and we can only accept payment by card.
We highly recommend booking your tour online before visiting to ensure we can accommodate you at a time that suits you.
Enjoy a guided tour of our production areas followed by a tasting for an insight into the people, passion, and processes that make our Isle of Raasay Single Malt and Isle of Raasay Gin unique.
The tour finishes with a dram, including our single cask release or a gin.
Price: Adults: £15 | Children: (8-17 years old): £10
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a guided production areas, followed by a mouth-watering whisky, gin and chocolate tasting. Our Isle of Raasay Single Malt, single cask release and Gin are paired with handmade chocolates from the Glenshiel Chocolate Company, including a specially commissioned Isle of Raasay Single Malt infused chocolate.
Price: Adults: £20 | Children: (8-17 years old): £15
Duration: 1 hour
Let Raasay come to you as part of our virtual tastings. From the comfort of your home, we take through our unique six-part maturation, a deconstruction of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt with 6 x 5cl cask strength samples.
Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – are matured separately in ex-Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak, and ex-Bordeaux red wine casks – creating real depth and complexity.
Price: Adults: £40 | Duration: 2 hour
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.
We arrived via the ferry from Sconser and had a fantastic experience at the distillery. It was relaxed but also very well organised, the staff so friendly and enthusiastic. Our accommodation was perfect. Great views over to Skye giving an atmospheric visit as the weather was being a tad moody. Breakfast couldn’t be faulted – taken in a room with stunning views. We had a tour of the distillery before we departed back to Skye given by Steve which was also excellent. So thanks to the team, we had a fantastic time and will spread the word to family & friends to come and see for themselves.
The tour was really entertaining and interesting. The building is beautiful and the setting could not be more inspiring. The whiskey was also very pleasing…
Must see if you’re on the Isle of Skye or Raasay. The site has been designed to capture a picturesque views which doesn’t disappoint. The distillery has a mix of new and old buildings with a story behind them. I highly recommend a quick visit. Looking forward to tasting their finished product.
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.
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.
We had an amazing time visiting the Distillery and learning about the history of the building, as well as tasting the whiskeys. Staff was incredibly friendly and personable, and we were even able to tour some of the upstairs rooms – which are so well designed. Hoping to be back for a longer stay!
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!
They say that the number of day trips to Raasay has increased since the distillery opened. Proving the intangible draw that such places have on the tourist masses. This one is a brand new, clean and professional operation. It is making whiskey – but nothing for sale for several years yet. Instead it offers tastings of a whiskey made elsewhere but to the individual specifications of Isle of Raasay. With the intention of creating an approximation of what the local drop will one day be. Very lovely people manning the front desk and doing the tour. With a wealth of info about the island as well as the distillery. I look forward to tasting their own drop one day.
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.
Wherever you are 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 Sconser Ferry Terminal at least 10 minutes before departure time to guarantee passage.
Join our Slàinte Club today. Our members enjoy 10% off distillery tours booked online, £5 off their first online order over £50, and are always the first to find out about new releases and stories from the island.
11:00am & 1:45pm Monday-Friday
Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm
The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, provides the ingredients for the perfect dram. Our lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt is an expression of this magical place.
Our zesty, smooth and refreshing Isle of Raasay Gin combines an exciting selection of ten Raasay and traditional botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, rhubarb root and our triple distilled spirit.