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 have sadly closed our visitor centre and whisky hotel until the end of the 2020 season, and we will continue to review this decision in line with official advice. We have reopened our distillery shop Monday-Friday, 9-4pm, with temporary health and safety measures in place.
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
Raasay Distillery and surrounding buildings have been very tastefully decorated inside and out. We enjoyed our tour of the distillery, the young lady was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our en-suite bedroom while small was clean and had all amenities and our bed was comfy. The public rooms downstairs were very pleasant to sit in with floor to ceiling windows which offered stunning views across to Skye, the continental style breakfast was very tasty with a good choice of high quality products. Raasay House is less than a five minute walk from the distillery and has a good restaurant, so if you do the distillery tour and have your whisky tastings you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving! If you like walking Dun Caan is a good walk on the island with beautiful views to Skye on one side and the mainland on the other and the possibility of seeing sea or golden eagles (we saw a golden eagle). There is a frequent ferry service from Skye to Raasay so if you are touring on Skye an overnight stay at the Raasay Distillery would be a worthwhile addition.
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.
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.
I’m a whisky lover so when I saw the chance to stay at a distillery I had to do it. A fabulous experience from start to finish. I was greeted and checked in by Jennifer who was cheery and gave me a good welcome. I had a quick look round the facilities and must say I was very impressed, the décor is terrific and the views are to die for. My room was brilliant with magnificent views over to the Cuillin mountains and Skye. The room was tastefully decorated and I loved the rocking chair. I had dinner at the nearby Raasay House and the distillery will book your reservation for you. I had a great nights sleep as the bed was extremely comfortable. Did a bit of exploring round the island before heading back for a distillery tour taken by the lovely Christa who gave an informative and interesting tour including a nice wee tasting of some whisky. Another great sleep ensued and up for the continental buffet breakfast which is excellent and views are amazing from the breakfast room. Chloe was nice and smiley and made sure everything ran smoothly at breakfast. Thanks to Lexy for organising everything. It’s a great team up there and I thank all the girls and guys for making it a great experience which I will certainly do again. Here’s looking forward to the distillery whisky.
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!
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.
Very good tour! This was not by far our first distillery tour but I can honestly say it was among the top ones. The staff’s passion and pride in their island & spirits is contagious.
Brilliant place with excellent guide. A real labour of love. I’m not even normally a whisky drinker but really enjoyed the single malt.
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.
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…
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.