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Coming to the End of the First Year at Raasay Distillery

Coming to the End of the First Year – Winter Closure Dates

Our First Year It’s a sobering fact of life that a year isn’t deemed a long time in the world of whisky-making – that is unless its your first year! Since opening our doors to locals for our first distillery tour on 9th January, 2018 has been a year of many firsts for us all...
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Tasting Raasay While We Wait – 2018 Release

Tasting Raasay While We Wait – 2018 Release

With our latest bottling of Raasay While We Wait, our 2018 Release, now available in the Distillery shop, online and through our distributors partners we thought we’d ask Chris Hoban, Raasay Distillery Brand Ambassador and Nicholas Holroyd of Craft Whisky Club for their thoughts on the new release and how it compares previous. Raasay While...
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The Tweeddale Grain of Truth Single Grain Scotch Whisky

Introducing Our Latest Whisky, The Tweeddale Grain of Truth

The Tweeddale Grain of Truth is our latest Tweeddale whisky, and both refers to our past as blenders and bottlers, and to our future as distillers. Tweeddale Grain of Truth is a wheat and barley based grain whisky, matured in Bourbon casks and finished in sherry casks. Grain whisky has been traditionally used as a...
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Whisky, Fire & Song 2018, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Whisky, Fire & Song 2018

The old Gaelic tradition of Oidhche Shamhna or Halloween is approaching which means its time for our annual Whisky, Fire and Song events. Now in its fourth year the weekend will kick off on Friday 2nd November with a fantastic night of music and song at the Distillery with Raasay Tunes featuring Calum Alex MacMillan...
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Help Name Our VW Campervan & Win a Bottle of While We Wait

Help Name Our VW Campervan & Win a Bottle of While We Wait

Help us pick a name for our trusty classic VW T2 Campervan and you can win yourself one of the first bottles of Raasay While We Wait – 2018 Release. Its fun and easy to take part. Choose a Name to Enter Now To enter, just vote for your favourite name from the top five names...
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Sampling the Future Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Sampling the Future Raasay Single Malt

 The recent passing of our first anniversary gave our Head Distiller Iain Robertson a fine excuse to dip the casks and sample how our spirit is maturing in our island warehouse. Iain discovered that our three different oak casks; rye whisky, virgin oak and Bordeaux wine are evolving three very different colour and taste...
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Celebrating the First Full Year of (Legal) Distilling on Raasay

Celebrating the First Full Year of (Legal) Distilling on Raasay with 20% off of Our Range

The 14th of September 2018 will mark a special day for all of us at the distillery; the first full year of (legal) whisky distilling here on Raasay. Hundreds of tonnes of barley. Thousands of litres of water. Months of fermentations. The work that has gone into making our future whisky has been tough, but...
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4 Star Luxury Raasay Accommodation

4 Stars for Our Luxury Accommodation

One of the most striking features you’ll notice when you visit us at Raasay Distillery is Borodale House, the beautifully restored victorian villa that sits at the very heart of the distillery. Borodale House is home to one of our most unique features: our luxury en-suite bedrooms. We are the only distillery in Scotland that...
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The Hebridean Whisky Trail Has Launched

The Hebridean Whisky Trail Has Launched

Pictured: Anne O’lone – Torabhaig Distillery, Iain Hector Ross – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Alasdair Day – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Fiona Macintyre – Talisker Distillery, Karen Betts – Scotch Whisky Association, Lesley Taylor – Talisker Distillery, Susan MacLean – Talisker Distillery, Simon Erlanger – Isle of Harris Distillery. We are delighted to have hosted the launch of Scotland’s newest whisky...
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Raasay Distillery's Tuscany Montechiari Wines

Raasay’s Connection with Tuscany

Montechiari is a family owned vineyard in Tuscany. Raasay Distillery’s relationship with vineyard owner Moreno and his family goes back to the beginning of our project when Alasdair visited Tuscany to develop our pot stills, which were made at the Frilli pot still designer in Tuscany. As part of building our relationship with the region,...
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