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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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Happy New Year – 2018 Highlights from Raasay Distillery

Happy New Year – 2018 Highlights from Raasay Distillery

As 2018 ends and we enter into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the huge amount we’ve managed achieved in our first year. With over a thousand barrels filled, our barley harvested and a busy year for tours, events and accommodation we’d like to thank all of you who...
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Raasay Distillery Christmas 'Tree' 2018

Raasay Distillery Christmas ‘Tree’ 2018

We’re an enterprising bunch here at Raasay Distillery, so when the festive season approached and we didn’t have a tree handy, we made do with the best materials to hand – casks! Using around 50 ex-sherry & bourbon casks, we built the tree on the 14th of December, stacking barrels and strapping them together with...
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Raasay Distillery on BBC Landward

Raasay Distillery on BBC Landward

Did you catch us on BBC Landward? A massive well done to our team who were excellent ambassadors for the distillery and of course the island on the programme. “On the face of it, creating just a few hundred bottles of whisky from one small field on the island, may seem not that significant. But...
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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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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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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. Its 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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The Ringing Stills of Raasay

The Ringing Stills of Raasay

We were lucky enough to have a few notable Scottish folk musicians at Raasay Distillery last month, and we couldn’t resist having them play a few tunes! Pipers are Ewen Henderson, Angus Mackenzie, James Mackenzie, guitarist Ewen Robertson, accordionist Gary Innes fiddlers Iain Macfarlane and John White and of course the tune is Mrs Macleod...
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