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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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Enjoy the World Cup with Raasay Whisky

Top 10 Places to Watch the World Cup in Edinburgh With Raasay While We Wait

With the 2018 World Cup now well underway our International Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador Chris Hoban has put together his top 10 places to enjoy the matches in Edinburgh, and what better accompaniment than a dram of Raasay While We Wait. Teuchters West End Fantastic for cask ales and whiskies, Teuchters is a cosy...
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Five Star Whisky Distillery Visitor Attraction

Five Stars Over Raasay

It has only been a few months since we opened to the public in January, but it seems so much has happened as we’ve joined Skye and Lochalsh’s community of must-visit attractions. Here at the distillery we’ve seen a steady rise month on month in the number of visitors coming to the island keen to...
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Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

Bordeaux Comes to Raasay

For anyone passionate about crafting fine malt whisky the arrival of new casks at the distillery is a moment filled with excitement and anticipation. So it was when the side curtain on our delivery truck was slid open to reveal the next batch of casks for filling on Raasay. Our eyes were greeted by this...
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Raasay Whisky in Germany

Prost! Exploring Whisky in Germany

I must admit, I am a big fan of Germany. A place with beautiful landscape, plenty of castles (being from Edinburgh, I love a castle), great beer, great people and the food really agrees with me. Lots of different types of meat and potatoes remind me of home. Raasay Whisky Stockists in Germany On this...
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Borodale House Accommodation on Raasay

At the Heart of the Distillery

Whisky and hospitality go together on Raasay, which explains why Borodale House sits at the very heart of our distillery. This beautiful 19th century Victorian-era villa is one of the key ‘built heritage’ landmarks on the island, named after the nearby Iron Age hill fort Dùn Borghadal dating from around 800 BC. The house was...
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From Peated to Unpeated Spirit

From Peated to Unpeated Spirit

It has been a week of significant change at the distillery, as we evolve our signature Raasay whisky recipe and move production from peated to unpeated spirit. Peat is arguably one of the most recognisable and persistent of all the complex flavours in malt whisky. Its smoky presence is instantly detected in dry malt, new...
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