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Isle of Raasay Distillery

Isle of Raasay
Distillery Blog

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

Check in with us here for fun tips, recipes, and stories.

Dave Broom Reviews Our Single Malt

Since Whisky Writer Dave Broom officially opened our distillery in 2017, he has been kind enough to return each year...
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Isle of Raasay Gin Perfect Serve

METHODServe with your favourite mixer, ice and orange peel, expressing the oils into your glass and around the rim for...
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Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile land on the Isle of...
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Pairing Poetry, Music & Whisky

‘An Roghainn/The Choice‘ is a lyrical love poem by Raasay’s own Sorley MacLean, the most significant Gaelic poet of the...
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Our Six Cask Story – Q&A

Our carefully crafted Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe matures peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in three...
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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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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. In line with government...
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The Best Views of Skye are from Raasay!

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky here on Raasay: beautiful scenery, interesting historical sites, quiet rocky beaches and a variety of...
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Scotland’s Big 5 Wildlife Spotting

We explore some of the best wildlife to spot while out and about in Scotland's great outdoors!
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Isle of Raasay Gin, Distilled

27th July 2021 marks the Isle of Raasay Gin's second birthday! To celebrate our 'ginniversary', we've made a list of...
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James Armour Swims to Raasay

Top 5 Scottish Wild Swimming Locations

We explore the top five wild swimming locations around Scotland - from the Outer Hebrides to the East Coast of...
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Isle of Raasay Single Malt Review by The Malt Box

We’ve been delighted hearing your reviews and feedback to the Isle of Raasay Single Malt as our long-awaited whisky finally...
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Sponsoring My Name’5 Doddie MND Charity

The Isle of Raasay Distillery is proud to be sponsoring the amazing Coast 2 Coast in 24 Hours Challenge, which...
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Where Is the Isle of Skye and Raasay?

SAS: Who Dares Wins Returns to Raasay

The Isle of Raasay has been revealed as the location for the 2021 Series of ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ following...
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Isle of Raasay Single Malt

Isle of Raasay Single Malt Ballot

3,000 bottles of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt are available via two online ballots (the fairest way of...
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View of Clachan from Suisnish landscape

Win a Night at The Isle of Raasay Distillery!

In line with government guidance, we are so excited to be reopening our award-winning accommodation here at the Isle of...
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Front of House & Fulfilment Job Opportunities

Front of House & Fulfilment Job Opportunities

We are seeking new members to join our friendly team here at the distillery. We are looking for permanent and...
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Isle of Raasay Distillery Achieves Living Wage Accreditation

We are proud to announce that we have become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is...
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Classic Clover Club Cocktail

We recently caught up with Natalie Reid Co-founder of The Gin Cooperative to find out more about their brand new Scottish Gin subscription, and...
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All About Whisky

Our Six Cask Story – Q&A

Our carefully crafted Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe matures peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in three...
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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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BBC Radio 4 Interview with Alasdair Day

This week, Co-founder Alasdair Day sat down with the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme to discuss the fascinating history of...
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Makar's Single Malt International Women's Day

Makar’s Malt Charity Bottling

Introducing Makar’s Malt, a lightly peated dram crafted in collaboration with Scots Makar Jackie Kay for International Women’s Day. This...
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Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Whisky is personal. There is no right or wrong way to drink your dram. Enjoying it is all that matters, and...
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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...
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Alasdair Day, Co Founder Cask Sampling (Video Thumbnail)

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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malting barley

How to make whisky Part 1: Malting

As distillation at Raasay Distillery has started, we felt it was a good time to talk about each part of...
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new make spirit raasay distillery

Tasting Raasay Distillery New Make Spirit

As of September distilling has started at our Isle of Raasay distillery. This is where the fun (and hard work) really...
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All About Gin

Isle of Raasay Gin Perfect Serve

METHODServe with your favourite mixer, ice and orange peel, expressing the oils into your glass and around the rim for...
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Isle of Raasay Gin, Distilled

27th July 2021 marks the Isle of Raasay Gin's second birthday! To celebrate our 'ginniversary', we've made a list of...
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Classic Clover Club Cocktail

We recently caught up with Natalie Reid Co-founder of The Gin Cooperative to find out more about their brand new Scottish Gin subscription, and...
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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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Making Isle of Raasay Hebridean Gin

Making Isle of Raasay Gin

The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, is launching its first legal spirit. Our Hebridean...
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Socialise with the Isle of Raasay Distillery

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Cocktails & Pairings

Isle of Raasay Gin Perfect Serve

METHODServe with your favourite mixer, ice and orange peel, expressing the oils into your glass and around the rim for...
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Classic Clover Club Cocktail

We recently caught up with Natalie Reid Co-founder of The Gin Cooperative to find out more about their brand new Scottish Gin subscription, and...
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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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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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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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Save £5 on Your First Online Order

Slàinte Club members enjoy £5 off their first online order over £50, and are always the first to find out about new releases and stories from the island.

Distillery Opening Times

We are open Monday to Saturday all year round until the evening of Friday 17th December 2021.

Distillery Tours

Monday to Saturday: 11:00-17:00 (last tour of the day starts at 5pm).

Shop & Bar

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 9:00 pm / Saturday: 10:00 – 10:00 PM

The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, provides the ingredients for the perfect dram. Our lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt is an expression of this magical place.

Our zesty, smooth and refreshing Isle of Raasay Gin combines an exciting selection of ten Raasay and traditional botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, rhubarb root and our triple distilled spirit.

Enjoy a warm island welcome at our award-winning visitor centre and whisky hotel, Borodale House. Discover our tour options and book today, or better still, wake up in the distillery for an unforgettable experience!