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Raasay Distillery - Tourism Destination of The Year 2019

Tourism Destination of The Year 2019!

It was a huge honour to be awarded Tourism Destination of The Year 2019 at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards last week, celebrating the best in the whisky industry. Two years since our journey officially began, we are extremely proud of our passionate team. Throughout the year, we welcome whisky connoisseurs and newcomers alike to...
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Win a Two Night Stay at Raasay Distillery

Win a Two Night Winter Whisky Retreat

Win a two night Winter Whisky Retreat in our luxury distillery accommodation, including breakfast, Prosecco on arrival and a distillery tasting tour for two, by answering one easy simple question. Manhattan Island spans an area of around 60km², similar in compass to the Isle of Raasay. The population of Manhattan is roughly 1.6 million people...
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Winter Whisky Retreats Accommodation Deal

Winter Whisky Retreats

Our island whisky hotel has welcomed a record number of visitors this year, with guests describing it as “a whisky lovers’ dream.”After our first year of opening, our 4 star distillery accommodation picked up a coveted Gold Laurel Award at the Scottish Hotel Awards for ‘creating a unique visitor experience.’ As the nights start to...
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Isle of Raasay Gin Launch Party

Isle of Raasay Gin Launch Party with Trail West – 27th July 2019

Join us for the Isle of Raasay Gin launch party ahead of International Scottish Gin Day on Saturday 27th July 2019 from 5.00pm at the distillery. Event Information The island’s first spirit will be launched in style with a free Raasay Gin and Tonic on arrival, gin tours, and music from Trail West throughout the...
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Father’s Day at Raasay Distillery

Save £60 on Our Award-Winning 28 Year Old Blend for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time many of us spend appreciating and reflecting on those closest to us in life. Mary Grieve, one of our distillery team members, got a chance to give her father a tour of our warehouse and sample some new-make spirit this week – the perks of having a daughter in the...
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Introducing Caskshare –Single Cask Scotch Whisky Platform

Introducing Caskshare – Democratising Single Cask Scotch Whisky

The Isle of Raasay Distillery is collaborating on the industry’s first ‘Casksharing’ platform with Craft Whisky Club. What Is Caskshare? Caskshare helps democratise single cask whisky by offering shares in a cask of your choice for exclusive single cask bottlings that won’t ever be released onto the shelves. Our bonded warehouse contains a variety of...
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Celebrating World Whisky Day

Celebrating World Whisky Day – Save £10 on 70cl Bottles of Whisky

Join us in celebrating #WorldWhiskyDay this Saturday with £10 off all 70cl whiskies in our distillery and online shop and share a dram of our national drink of uisge-beatha. World Whisky Day is a chance to celebrate the spirit and craft that goes into creating the first Isle of Raasay Single Malt in Scotch whisky...
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Hebridean Whisky Festival - Discover Raasay's Casks

Hebridean Whisky Festival – Discover Raasay’s Casks – 23rd May 2019

We are excited to share the magic of our Hebridean islands this May with the arrival of the first ever Hebridean Whisky Festival featuring Torabhaig, Talisker, Isle of Raasay and Isle of Harris distilleries. Running from 21-24 May, this new festival will showcase the best of island life on Skye, Raasay and Harris through special...
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Ploughing and Seeding - Raasay Barley Trials 2019

Ploughing and Seeding – Raasay Barley Trials 2019

May brought us some absolutely fantastic weather here on Raasay, great for visitors to the distillery but also for our barley trials. We are working with local farmer Andrew Gillies to establish varieties of barley to grow here on the island, and he’s been busy ploughing, harrowing and sowing the seeds for our 2019 trials....
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Chocolate and Whisky Tastings

A Guide to Tasting Raasay Whisky and Chocolates

We’re always exploring new ways for visitors to get the most out of their experience at Raasay Distillery and to better demonstrate our process, our whiskies and what the local area has to offer. That’s why we have paired up with local chocolatier Finlay MacDonald of Chocolates of Glenshiel to blend together two of our...
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