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Raasay Whisky News & Video Blog

Raasay Distillery Blog

Our Raasay Distillery blog keeps you up-to-date with all the latest news and videos from our little corner of the Hebrides.

Never ones for much patience, the Raasay Distillery project rose to life in a flurry of excitement so we’ve always got something to say about ourselves and our friends in the whisky world. Check in with us here to read it all.

Raasay Distillery News

With You In Spirit – COVID-19 Response

Our top priority is to safeguard everyone’s health and safety during this global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have sadly closed...
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All About Our Inaugural Single Malt

Next year, we release the first legal Scotch whisky from the Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of...
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Celebrating Our Anniversary

Happy Birthday to us! Three years ago today, the inimitable Dave Broom officially opened the Isle of Raasay Distillery. Led...
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Inaugural Single Malt Sells Out Before Launch

It seems fitting that around three years to the day since we started mashing malted barley for the first time...
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Isle of Raasay Gin wins International Award

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Isle of Raasay Gin has been awarded a bronze medal at the...
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Sampling Our Signature Casks

In this blog, Co-founder Alasdair Day explores the characters and flavours developing in our signature range of casks.
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What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky?

One of the questions we get asked all the time may seem obvious: What is Single Malt Scotch Whisky? Let’s...
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Sampling our Inaugural Release Casks

Co-founder Alasdair Day has been in our dunnage warehouse reviewing the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release spirit –...
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Celebrating our ‘Ginniversary’!

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we launched our first legal spirit to the world, on 27th...
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Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

With Father’s Day approaching, we have put together a gift guide for the father figure in your life. From our...
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STV News Report on Raasay During Lockdown

STV News Report on Raasay During Lockdown

We were delighted to be included in a special STV news report on how rural businesses are responding to the...
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Raasay Distillery with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

It’s the perfect watch for those missing Raasay. Escape to the Isle of Raasay with Richard Goslan from SMWS members’...
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A Virtual Tour of Raasay Distillery

To celebrate #WorldWhiskyDay, we invite you into our distillery for a virtual tour led by one of our guides and...
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Whisky Hotel Deals

Save 25% on 2021 Whisky Hotel Bookings

The latest series of SAS: Who Dares Wins follows 12 celebrities as they are put through their paces attempting to...
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Keep Social with Raasay Distillery

Keep Social with Raasay Distillery

Events

We keep ourselves busy with a variety of events including tastings, live music, master classes, exhibitions, trade shows, open days and much more.

From tasting events in our ‘Secret Tasting Room’ in Edinburgh’s West End, to our famous ‘Raasay Tunes’ nights at the Distillery, we like to think there’s something here for everyone. Our upcoming events are included below, as well as information on tickets, time, dates and other details.

Raasay Tunes With Willie Campbell

Raasay Tunes With Willie Campbell – 4th April 2020

Willie Campbell, one of Lewis’s most prolific and energetic singer songwriters, will be returning to the Raasay for another night...
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Cask Sampling Weekend at Raasay Distillery Warehouse Tasting

Cask Sampling Weekend

A whisky cask is a whisky lover’s dream, and we have released a limited number of Isle of Raasay Distillery...
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End of Season Party at Raasay Distillery with the Donald Black Band

End of Season Party with the Donald Black Band – 9th November 2019

After an exciting second season at the Isle of Raasay Distillery – with the launch of the very first Isle...
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Raasay Distillery at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Are you visiting Edinburgh for the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe? For three weeks in August, the festival opens the...
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Isle of Raasay Gin Launch Party

Isle of Raasay Gin Launch Party with Trail West – 27th July 2019

Join us for the Isle of Raasay Gin launch party ahead of International Scottish Gin Day on Saturday 27th July...
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Mairearad and Anna Live Music at Raasay Distillery

Mairearad and Anna – 28th September 2019

On the 28th September 2019 Raasay Tunes welcomes two of Scotland’s most popular Highland multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green on accordion, bagpipes...
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Alastair Jackson - ‘The Spirit of the Hebrides’

Alastair Jackson – ‘The Spirit of the Hebrides’ Photography Exhibition

We are delighted to be exhibiting Skye photographer Alastair Jackson’s work over the next month in our tasting room. This...
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Raasay Tunes with Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie

Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie – 31st May 2019

Isle of Raasay Distillery brings you a quality blend of two of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers. Inverness-based Brian Ó hEadhra...
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Cocktails & Pairings

Celebrating our ‘Ginniversary’!

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we launched our first legal spirit to the world, on 27th...
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The Isle of Autumn Cocktail with Isle of Raasay Gin

The Isle of Autumn Cocktail

The Isle of Autumn cocktail is a combination of flavours from the last sunshine filled days of summer and our...
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St Andrew's Day Martini Cocktail

Make our St Andrew’s Day Martini Cocktail

What brings Russians, Greeks and Scots together? St Andrew’s Day! While tend to associate St Andrew with only our flying...
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Rob Roy Cocktail

Raasay Rob Roy Cocktail

Bartenders Thomas Solberg and Jamie Meehan from innovative London whisky bar, Black Rock and R&B’s own Chris Hoban crafted a unique...
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Bats Blood Halloween Cocktail

Bat’s Blood Halloween Cocktail

Bartender Sean Robertson at the newly refurbished Harry’s Bar in Edinburgh’s West End created a Halloween cocktail inspired by our resident bats...
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The Mac Daddy by Cocktail Trading Co.

The Mac Daddy by Cocktail Trading Co.

London’s Cocktail Trading Company devised their version of The Mac Daddy cocktail using Raasay While We Wait to celebrate Burns Night 2016. Try it...
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Visit Raasay Distillery

Visit Raasay Distillery, with arguably the best view of any distillery in Scotland, for a guided whisky tour. Discover our tour options and book today.

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Raasay Distillery Whisky

We may be one of Scotland’s newest distilleries but we already have whisky for you to enjoy. Taste the future of our distilling with Raasay While We Wait.

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Isle of Raasay Gin

Our handcrafted Scottish gin combines ten carefully chosen botanicals, including Raasay juniper and our triple distilled spirit, putting island quality first.

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Raasay Distillery Whisky Hotel

For the most unforgettable whisky experience, stay overnight at Isle of Raasay Distillery in one of our six exclusive en-suite bedrooms.

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