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Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

For anyone passionate about crafting fine malt whisky the arrival of new casks at the distillery is a moment filled with excitement and anticipation. So it was when the side curtain on our delivery truck was slid open to reveal the next batch of casks for filling on Raasay. Our eyes were greeted by this...
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Raasay Whisky in Germany

Prost! Exploring Whisky in Germany

I must admit, I am a big fan of Germany. A place with beautiful landscape, plenty of castles (being from Edinburgh, I love a castle), great beer, great people and the food really agrees with me. Lots of different types of meat and potatoes remind me of home. Raasay Whisky Stockists in Germany On this...
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Borodale House Accommodation on Raasay

At the Heart of the Distillery

Whisky and hospitality go together on Raasay, which explains why Borodale House sits at the very heart of our distillery. This beautiful 19th century Victorian villa is one of the key ‘built heritage’ landmarks on the island, named after the nearby Iron Age hill fort Dùn Borghadal dating from around 800 BC. The house was...
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From Peated to Unpeated Spirit

From Peated to Unpeated Spirit

It has been a week of significant change at the distillery, as we evolve our signature Raasay whisky recipe and move production from peated to unpeated spirit. Peat is arguably one of the most recognisable and persistent of all the complex flavours in malt whisky. Its smoky presence is instantly detected in dry malt, new...
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Live Music at Raasay Distillery

Raasay Tunes With Peter & Seumas – 23rd March

Get set for Easter with a magical, musical Hebridean mini-break to the beautiful Isle of Raasay for our night of Raasay Tunes. The evening will feature the best of local music, complementary piping hot stovies, the finest craft ales and, of course, whiskies. Why not make a weekend of it and stay overnight at the...
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Raasay Distillery 6 Nations Whisky Connections

Six Nations Nations Whisky Connections

We love our Six Nations rugby at the distillery where our passion for making Isle of Raasay single malt whisky is matched by our passion for supporting Scotland at Murrayfield and on the road. For instance did you know that our Co-founder Alasdair Day is also a rugby coach at Livingston Rugby Football Club where...
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Raasay Distillery Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Enjoy a 5% discount on 70cl bottles of our award-winning Raasay While We Wait single malt, Borders single grain, The Tweeddale The Evolution and The Tweeddale A Silent Character whiskies from now until 14 February 2018. Valentine’s Weekend on Raasay For the most unforgettable romantic getaway, stay overnight in Raasay Distillery. Designed for relaxation and comfort,...
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Burns Night At Raasay Distillery

Burns Night At The Distillery

We held our first ever Burns Supper dinner at the distillery on the 25th January 2018. We asked our Visitor Experience Manager, Iain Hector Ross to recount the evening for us: Last night the skirl of the pipes resounded around the distillery to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s Bard and favourite Excise Officer Robert Burns. Fifteen year...
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Raasay Distillery Tours Now Available

Raasay Distillery Opens For Tours

We are very proud to announce that our distillery is now open for tours. It will be open 7 days a week, 8 tours a day. Our tours are perfectly timed to coincide with the ferry so you can easily plan your arrival and departure from the island. During the distillery tour we will take...
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malting barley

How to make whisky Part 1: Malting

As distillation at Raasay Distillery has started, we felt it was a good time to talk about each part of the whisky making process, starting with Malting and Mashing, as these are some of the least talked about parts of the stages, yet certainly not the least important. At Raasay Distillery we get the majority...
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