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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. It’s 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-era 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...
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Goodbye Raasay, Alastair McGowan

Goodbye Raasay

Everyone employed here at the distillery lives on the Island, with some having moved here to live and we’re particularly pleased to say that some have moved back to the Island where they were brought up. A significant number are also 25 or under. In 2018 Scotland celebrates the Year of Young People, showcasing their...
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Hebridean Whisky Trail – Launching 15th August

The island landscapes of Skye, Raasay and Harris are the backdrop to Scotland’s newest whisky adventure, the Hebridean Whisky Trail. The new trail has been designed with intrepid whisky wanderers in mind, connecting four neighbouring distilleries – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Torabhaig Distillery, Talisker Distillery and the Isle of Harris Distillery – through one spectacular...
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Raasay Distillery Clan Macleod Whisky Cask

Macleod Cask Is Filled to Mark Historic Raasay Return

 Raasay’s long association with the Clan Macleod is recorded back to the 16th century when the title of the island was first granted to MacGilleChaluim by the Bishop of the Isles. Down the centuries the clan has left its mark throughout the island from their original sea fortress at Brochel Castle to the Georgian...
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Raasay from Field to Still

Raasay from Field to Still

The 2nd August 2018 will mark an historic milestone in our journey towards the first bottling of Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s our second Raasay Barley Trial Open Day, but perhaps even more significant is the fact that we will be mashing the first purely Raasay-grown malted barley crop. Drilled on local...
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