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Isle of Raasay Gin wins International Award

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Isle of Raasay Gin has been awarded a bronze medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2020! The ISC medal is an internationally recognised symbol of quality, and an endorsement from high profile tasting experts from across the world of spirits. Our Isle of Raasay Hebridean Gin is...
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What is Single Malt View From Stills

What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky?

One of the questions we get asked all the time may seem obvious: What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky? Let’s start at the beginning. What is whisk(e)y? Worldwide, the definition of whisky (or whiskey) varies considerably. The typical unifying characteristics are: fermentation of grains to create alcohol, a process of distillation in a still, and...
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Alasdair Day, Co Founder Cask Sampling (Video Thumbnail)

Sampling our Inaugural Release Casks

Co-founder Alasdair Day has been in our dunnage warehouse reviewing the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release spirit – our limited-edition first release drawn from a small selection of casks. Lightly Peated with Dark Fruit Flavours Just like Raasay While We Wait, the inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt is lightly peated with dark...
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Celebrating our ‘Ginniversary’!

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we launched our first legal spirit to the world, on 27th July 2019. Celebrating our Isle of Raasay Gin’s first ‘ginniversary’ in style, we have launched some new Perfect Serve highball glasses. A delightful addition to your drinks cabinet, and the only way to enjoy an...
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Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

With Father’s Day approaching, we have put together a gift guide for the father figure in your life. From our range of whisky and gin deals to accommodation vouchers and casks, we think there’s something for everyone. With free UK delivery on everything in our online shop, it’s the perfect time to browse and pick...
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STV News Report on Raasay During Lockdown

STV News Report on Raasay During Lockdown

We were delighted to be included in a special STV news report on how rural businesses are responding to the current lockdown. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our staff, customers, and the wider Isle of Raasay community. We are still sending out whisky and gin from the distillery and adapting to...
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Raasay Distillery with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

It’s the perfect watch for those missing Raasay. Escape to the Isle of Raasay with Richard Goslan from SMWS members’ magazine Unfiltered. The Unfiltered team came to visit us on Raasay earlier this year, and we were able to show them first hand how the distillery is breathing new life into an island rooted in...
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A Virtual Tour of Raasay Distillery

To celebrate #WorldWhiskyDay, we invite you into our distillery for a virtual tour led by one of our guides and #RaasayCharacters, Craig Birnie! From the comfort (and safety) of your home, join us on a whisky distillery tour and learn our innovative whisky making process and philosophy. As you pass the all-important copper pot stills,...
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Save 25% on 2021 Whisky Hotel Bookings

The latest series of SAS: Who Dares Wins follows 12 celebrities as they are put through their paces attempting to complete SAS-style training on the Isle of Raasay. The team set up their operations base in the beautiful victorian steading on Raasay, right next to our distillery. For those who have been enthralled by the...
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