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Front of House & Fulfilment Job Opportunities

Front of House & Fulfilment Job Opportunities

We are seeking new members to join our friendly team here at the distillery. We are looking for permanent and seasonal staff members, start date-early May (subject to Covid-19). Experience in a hospitality or retail environment would be preferred, but training will be given. A genuine desire to deliver warm hospitality and high quality customer...
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Isle of Raasay Distillery Achieves Living Wage Accreditation

We are proud to announce that we have become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently, updated annually and calculated according to the real costs of living. Alasdair Day Co-founder of Isle of Raasay Distillery said: “The Isle of Raasay Distillery is working towards making our...
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Classic Clover Club Cocktail

We recently caught up with Natalie Reid Co-founder of The Gin Cooperative to find out more about their brand new Scottish Gin subscription, and hear why they recommend the classic Clover Club cocktail with our Isle of Raasay Hebridean Gin: As a small family business, we’ve dedicated the last three years to exploring, discovering and learning more about the wonderful...
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Hallaig, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile land on the Isle of Raasay. They became known as the Raasay Raiders. It was to Rona – a small, rocky island just north of Raasay – that the Raiders’ ancestors had been cleared to make way for sheep farms...
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BBC Radio 4 Interview with Alasdair Day

This week, Co-founder Alasdair Day sat down with the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme to discuss the fascinating history of casks and maturation, as well as the unique recipe and policy we have here at the Isle of Raasay Distillery.  In the interview, Alasdair discusses the two spirits we produce – peated and unpeated –...
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Makar's Single Malt International Women's Day

Makar’s Malt Charity Bottling

Introducing Makar’s Malt, a lightly peated dram crafted in collaboration with Scots Makar Jackie Kay for International Women’s Day. This release comes just two months ahead of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt release coming out in May 2021. This single cask, single malt bottling has been matured in one of our signature first...
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Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Whisky is personal. There is no right or wrong way to drink your dram. Enjoying it is all that matters, and if you have some Raasay water on hand to open up the flavours, all the better! You might have noticed that we use Glencairn glasses at the distillery. These nosing glasses really help us appreciate the spirit’s colour, aromas,...
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Pairing Poetry, Music & Whisky

‘An Roghainn/The Choice‘ is a lyrical love poem by Raasay’s own Sorley MacLean, the most significant Gaelic poet of the 20th Century. The poem has been beautifully committed to music by Donald Shaw. Pour yourself a dram, a gin, or a cocktail and enjoy Julie Fowlis’ wonderful rendition of An Roghainn. Sorley MacLean with Dùn Cana...
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Our Six Cask Story – Q&A

Our carefully crafted Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe matures peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in three distinct cask types – ex-Rye Whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak, and ex-Bordeaux red wine. These six recipe casks, each with their own distinctive style and character, create real depth and complexity in the forthcoming Isle of...
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Raasay Community Hydro - Green Electricity Generation

An Exciting Renewable Scheme for the Isle of Raasay

As a distillery, water means a lot to us. We’re delighted to see Ross Gillies, Rosie MacLeod and Ross Camili, three islanders who have all worked at the distillery, now heading the launch of a campaign to raise money for a new hydro-electric scheme on the Isle of Raasay. The new scheme, which is planned...
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