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Brand Experience of the Year at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2020!

We are delighted to have won Brand Experience of the Year at this year’s prestigious 2020 Scottish Whisky Awards! In a year when social distancing became the norm and we had to put physical distillery tours on hold, we have loved being able to continue introducing people, virtually, to the Isle of Raasay Distillery story...
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Raasay in a Bottle

In this blog, Co-founder Alasdair Day explores the characters and flavours developing in our signature range of casks.
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Previewing the First Single Malt

Earlier this year we we were privileged to welcome whisky writer Dave Broom back to Raasay. After opening the distillery in 2017 and sampling our developing spirit in 2018, this year we were able to visit our new dunnage warehouses to review the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release spirit – our limited-edition first...
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Celebrating Our Anniversary

Happy Birthday to us! Three years ago today, the inimitable Dave Broom officially opened the Isle of Raasay Distillery. Led from the harbour by an Isle Of Skye Pipe band procession, the Raasay community gathered at the distillery for the opening. To mark this special day, we wanted to share a clip from Dave’s speech along with some highlights...
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Inaugural Single Malt Sells Out Before Launch

It seems fitting that around three years to the day since we started mashing malted barley for the first time at the Isle of Raasay Distillery, we have sold out of our inaugural release single malt!
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Isle of Raasay Gin wins International Award

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Isle of Raasay Gin has been awarded a bronze medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2020! The ISC medal is an internationally recognised symbol of quality, and an endorsement from high profile tasting experts from across the world of spirits. Our Isle of Raasay Hebridean Gin is...
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Sampling Our Signature Casks

In this blog, Co-founder Alasdair Day explores the characters and flavours developing in our signature range of casks.
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What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky?

One of the questions we get asked all the time may seem obvious: What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky? Let’s start at the beginning. What is whisk(e)y? Worldwide, the definition of whisky (or whiskey) varies considerably. The typical unifying characteristics are: fermentation of grains to create alcohol, a process of distillation in a still, and...
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Sampling our Inaugural Release Casks

Co-founder Alasdair Day has been in our dunnage warehouse reviewing the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release spirit – our limited-edition first release drawn from a small selection of casks. Lightly Peated with Dark Fruit Flavours Just like Raasay While We Wait, the inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt is lightly peated with dark...
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Celebrating our ‘Ginniversary’!

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we launched our first legal spirit to the world, on 27th July 2019. Celebrating our Isle of Raasay Gin’s first ‘ginniversary’ in style, we have launched some new Perfect Serve highball glasses. A delightful addition to your drinks cabinet, and the only way to enjoy an...
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