The rugged windswept Hebridean Isle of Raasay is the perfect location for distilling a lightly peated single malt. Our site, previously The Isle of Raasay Hotel, was perfectly suited to allow us to create our state of the art modern distillery, with arguably the best view of any in Scotland.
Working with local crofters, we are growing barley in a nearby field, the first time in over 40 years. We intend to expand such collaboration across Raasay, while using local peat to dry the barley, enabling us to eventually craft a special release of 100% Isle of Raasay single malt.
Although some argue that water lends only a little to the flavour of a whisky, Raasay whisky is very different.
At Raasay Distillery our water flows across volcanic rock and down through sedimentary rock to our Celtic well on site.
Unlike most distillers we use our own water at every stage of distillation, including our long fermentations producing a fruitier spirit, for cask reduction and reduction to bottling strength to ensure the high minerality throughout.
Isle of Raasay Distillery will produce Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
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Driven by our passion, expertise and curiosity, Isle of Raasay Distillery is designed to be experimental allowing us to respectfully push the boundaries of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Our core Raasay expression will be a lightly peated single malt, matured in three different varieties of oak casks.
Visit us on Raasay to taste the future and discover more on one of our informative distillery tours.