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Ploughing and Seeding - Raasay Barley Trials 2019

Ploughing and Seeding – Raasay Barley Trials 2019

May brought us some absolutely fantastic weather here on Raasay, great for visitors to the distillery but also for our barley trials. We are working with local farmer Andrew Gillies to establish varieties of barley to grow here on the island, and he’s been busy ploughing, harrowing and sowing the seeds for our 2019 trials....
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Chocolate and Whisky Tastings

A Guide to Tasting Raasay Whisky and Chocolates

We’re always exploring new ways for visitors to get the most out of their experience at Raasay Distillery and to better demonstrate our process, our whiskies and what the local area has to offer. That’s why we have paired up with local chocolatier Finlay MacDonald of Chocolates of Glenshiel to blend together two of our...
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Gold Award for Raasay While We Wait

Gold Award for Raasay While We Wait

Its always nice to win an award. But it’s even nicer to win three! Our Tuscan red wine-finished Highland single malt Raasay While We Wait – 2018 Release has achieved its highest podium yet winning a gold medal at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards. It’s great that this fourth bottling of our lightly-peated malt with...
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Distillery Operator - Raasay Distillery - Job Vacancy

Distillery Operator

We are seeking a Distillery Operator to join our friendly Isle of Raasay Distillery team. Closing date for applications is 12th April 2019. Job Description Job Purpose To assist in the production, casking, warehousing and bottling of spirit. Key Objectives To operate production equipment safely and efficiently To maintain accurate records To maintain a clean...
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Launching Raasay's Inaugural Release & Small Casks at National Whisky Festival

Launching Raasay’s Inaugural Release & Small Casks at National Whisky Festival

 Raasay came to Glasgow when we set up home in Kelvinhaugh for the National Whisky Whisky Festival. We set up stall within sight of the fantastic new Clydeside Distillery as part of the Celtic Connections music and culture festival to showcase our whiskies and our island. Over 1,200 visitors passed our way and two...
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The Isle of Raasay Single Malt Pre-orders Are Now Open

The Isle of Raasay Single Malt Pre-orders Are Now Open

Pre-orders are now open for the historic, inaugural limited edition release of the Isle of Raasay Single Malt, to be delivered in time for Christmas 2020. Drawn from an exclusive selection of just 40 casks, every drop has been distilled, matured and bottled right here on Raasay. This is your chance to claim your piece...
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Raasay Distillery's VW Campervan

Revealing the Name of Our Campervan

After weeks of tinkering, painting, fixing and the occasional jump start, our trusty old campervan is ready to hit the road – complete with a name! We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted in our “Name the Campervan” competition, and congratulations to Julie, who amongst the hundreds of entries in...
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Previewing the First Raasay Single Malt at Celtic Connections

Blending Raasay Whisky and Tunes for Celtic Connections – 26th January 2019

Now we’ve ticked over into 2019 we’re already off and running with our programme of events, appearances and offers to promote the countdown to the very first Isle of Raasay single malt in 2020. If you’ve been to any of our Raasay Tunes events at the distillery you’ll know how much we love our music...
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One for Everyone, Shipped Straight to You

One for Everyone, Shipped Straight to You

Buying gifts for Christmas is never easy, so to help we’ve created our One for Everyone gift guide. It’s a run down of our range of whiskies to help you better decide which suits you, or that special someone you are buying for. Last Orders For Christmas Delivery Place your order before the 18th of December to...
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Burns & Whisky Weekend at Raasay Distillery

Burns & Whisky Weekend at Raasay Distillery

The Isle of Raasay Distillery is hosting a Burns and Whisky Weekend Friday 25th January, checking out Sunday 27th January 2019, a stone’s throw away from where the bard, Sorley Maclean, was born. The offering includes a two-night stay for two including all meals, checking in Friday 25th January, checking out Sunday 27th January 2019. Guests...
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