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 other 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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Winter Tour Times & Closure Dates: During winter we have reduced the number of tours on offer each day, and like many distilleries we will close our visitor centre and shop over Christmas and New Year between 21st December 2018 until 6th January 2019 (find out more >>). Tour requests will be considered subject to availability during this time. Please send any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Interesting guiding following the whiskey making process including the history of Raasay from prehistoric to present time. Even our teenagers thought it was interesting although they’re not liking whiskey. We wish the company all luck in the future. Maybe we´ll come back all the way from Sweden an other year to explore more of the beautiful island and taste the “real” Raasay whiskey.
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.
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.
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!
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.