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Raasay Distillery Blog
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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Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again – Christmas is on the horizon. We’ve created some wonderful whisky gift sets with Raasay While We Wait and our other brands – Borders and The Tweeddale – for the whisky-lover in your life, or a wee treat for yourself!  Our new gift sets are available now in our...
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london bars and shops

20 London Places to Buy or Try

Check out our handy list of 20 London bars and shops stocking our lightly peated single malt.  Living in or visiting the UK capital? There are plenty of spots to settle in and solve the world’s problems over a dram of Raasay While We Wait or pick up a bottle as a gift or to...
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new make spirit raasay distillery

Tasting Raasay Distillery New Make Spirit

As of September distilling has started at our Isle of Raasay distillery. This is where the fun (and hard work) really begins. Firstly the distilling team with the help of Alasdair, had to get to grips with the new equipment to produce our first spirit runs. We are very happy to say we hit the ground...
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Plockton Brewery & Raasay’s First Cask

How have Plockton Brewery helped us celebrate the launch of production on Raasay? There are many milestones when opening a new distillery; from breaking ground, installing the stills, switching the equipment on for the first time, to getting the license to make alcohol (quite a big one). In terms of big steps, filling the first...
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Raasay While We Wait 3rd Release

Add 3rd Whisky Release to Your Raasay Collection

The 3rd new whisky release of Raasay While We Wait will join the initial two releases in retail markets this month. All bottlings of Raasay While We Wait are matured in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in Tuscan red wine casks that once held a Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. 1st release was finished for...
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Iain Robertson Raasay Distillery Distiller

Introducing Raasay’s first legal Distiller

Our search for Raasay’s first Distiller spread far and wide, reported by the BBC and The Scotsman among others and receiving applications from around the globe. We’re now proud to announce the successful applicant for this essential role ahead of Raasay Distillery opening this September. Meet Iain Robertson, Distiller Iain is a recent Honours graduate of the Heriot Watt Brewing and Distilling...
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Raasay Barley Field

Will the Raasay Distillery Barley Grow?

When building the first legal distillery on Raasay, our style of whisky, the materials we use, and the essence of the project, is heavily influenced and led by the island itself. Our plentiful heavy mineral water is conducive to long fermentations, and dictated that we didn’t want to produce a heavily smoked whisky, as we...
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