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.
Please note: Whilst restrictions have been lifted we currently aren’t allowing all tours back into the production areas of the build immediately. Outdoor tours and tastings will take place in our gazebo with access to our shop and facilities. We will start by offering one production tour a day with limited availability which must be pre-booked online.
Enjoy a guided tasting at the distillery 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 or a gin.
Price: Adults: £10 | Children: (8-17 years old): £5
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a guided tasting with a mouth-watering whisky, gin and chocolate tasting. In the tasting, our Isle of Raasay Single Malt 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: £15 | Children: (8-17 years old): £5
Duration: 1 hour
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 | 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
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.
New kid on the block. Excellent new distillery on Raasay. Great tour with Iain,the craic was good and finished witb a couple of nice drams. Sadly no photographs in working area which kind of spoils the craft distillery idea,but probably just being picky.
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.
A small distillery that packs a punch. We stayed and had the tour. A great deal of thought has went into this building and it shows. A modern take combined with natural landscape delivers a blend as good as the fine whisky we were given. Rooms are bright and tastefully decorated with a Scottish twist. A complimentary dram on arrival and 3 drams on the tour makes this new distillery a triumph. Our local tour guided provided an excellent tour and made plenty of time for us to enjoy our whisky. This is the finest of island hospitality. Well done.
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.
The Distillery tour was very interesting.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are open Monday to Saturday all year round until the evening of Friday 17th December 2021.
Monday to Saturday: 11:00-17:00 (last tour of the day starts at 5pm).
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 9:00 pm / Saturday: 10:00 – 10:00 PM
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.
Enjoy a warm island welcome at our award-winning visitor centre and whisky hotel, Borodale House. Discover our tour options and book today, or better still, wake up in the distillery for an unforgettable experience!