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 special R&B Distillers whiskies.
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.
Tours in French and German are available with one week’s notice. Please call or email the distillery to make a request.
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Sunday Tours: We operate a pre-booked only policy on Sundays. Please book your tour tickets online prior to arrival should you wish to visit us on a Sunday.
My husband and I visited this new distillery last month and it was really neat. Our tour was only four people so it kept it cozy and we got to actually go right into the working area near the equipment which was cool. The lady giving the tour was quite nice and gave a nice little history of the island to start which we enjoyed. The whisky tasting at the end was also neat because we got to try not only the while we wait but also two other kinds. Definitely worth checking out if you like scotch.
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.
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.
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.
A pleasant visit in a beautiful setting with an extraordinary guide! Thanks again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 other two overlook the production yard, designed for the ultimate whisky lover.