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.
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.
We popped over for a day trip as we were spending two nights on Skye. Our tour guide Steve was very informative and able to answer all questions. Calum who was working on the desk was very friendly and helpful. Well worth the £10 for the tour which lasted just over an hour and included a couple of nips of whisky.
More than a Distillery Tour! Only 5 mins walk from the ferry terminal so no need to take the car. There is a warm welcome from local staff who are keen to show off the latest attraction to the Island. This is not just for whiskey lovers, it is ideal way to find out a bit about the history of the island and really good for architecture lovers. Without giving too much away the tour starts off with a brief history about the island and the building before moving into a nice shiny contained distillery with magnificent views. Comparing with previous distillery tours it was interesting to hear about a more modern approach and the taste that they are looking to create for their first batch. Finishes off with a tasting of R & B’s ‘while we wait’ range and The Tweedale where it all originated from…. All importantly you take buy a bottle to take home with a decent range of merchandise.
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.
My second visit in one month. 2 different tours by 2 different hosts but both excellent. The knowledge and passion from these individuals brings the distillery to life. Will share and encourage our guests to visit and we will return to stay a night in your lovely accommodation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having visited a few other distilleries, this is probably the best visit I went through. The visit will not only take through the process of Whisky making but will also help you learn more about this beautiful Island and the people who live on it. Great place, great people… great Whisky!
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.