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Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Whisky Glass

Whisky is personal. There is no right or wrong way to drink your dram. Enjoying it is all that matters, and if you have some Raasay water on hand to open up the flavours, all the better! You might have noticed that we use Glencairn whisky glasses at the distillery. These nosing glasses really help us appreciate the spirit’s colour,...
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Pairing Poetry, Music From Julie Fowlis & Whisky

‘An Roghainn/The Choice‘ is a lyrical love poem by Raasay’s own Sorley MacLean, the most significant Gaelic poet of the 20th Century. The poem has been beautifully committed to music by Donald Shaw. Pour yourself a dram, a gin, or a cocktail and enjoy Julie Fowlis’ wonderful rendition of An Roghainn. Sorley MacLean with Dùn Cana...
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Our Six Cask Story – Making Whisky Q&A

Our carefully crafted Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe matures peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in three distinct cask types – American Rye, fresh Chinkapin oak, and Bordeaux red wine. These six recipe casks, each with their own distinctive style and character, create real depth and complexity in the Isle of Raasay...
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Raasay Community Hydro - Green Electricity Generation

An Exciting Renewable Scheme for the Isle of Raasay

As a distillery, water means a lot to us. We’re delighted to see Ross Gillies, Rosie MacLeod and Ross Camili, three islanders who have all worked at the distillery, now heading the launch of a campaign to raise money for a new hydro-electric scheme on the Isle of Raasay. The new scheme, which is planned...
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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 18th January 2021. 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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From Raasay, With Love

Happy New Year, Bliadhna Mhath Ùr! We reached a historic milestone in 2020, with the release of our very first Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch whisky. We also picked up a few awards, including Brand Experience of the Year at the Scottish Whisky Awards for our virtual tour and tastings, and two Bronze awards...
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Christmas Deliveries 2020

As Christmas fast approaches, we’re encouraging those ordering gifts from the Isle of Raasay to a UK address to get their orders in as early as possible before Monday 14th December. For all international orders, we recommend ordering before Thursday 10th December to give extra time for your package to arrive. You can get more...
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Christmas 2020 Gift Guide

As Christmas fast approaches, we’re encouraging those ordering gifts from the Isle of Raasay to a UK address to get their orders in as early as possible before Monday 14th December. For all international orders, we recommend ordering before Thursday 10th December to give extra time for your package to arrive. You can get more...
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Isle of Raasay Distillery Inaugural Single Malt Release

Inaugural Release 2020 Stockists

We have been delighted with the response to our Inaugural Release since its launch last Friday, and we have been inundated with messages from you all asking where you can purchase a bottle!  Our online pre-sale allocation of 4,350 bottles sold out on September and we’ve been busy packaging and distributing those all everyone who...
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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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