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BBC Radio 4 Food Programme 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 casks and maturation, as well as the unique recipe and policy we have here at the Isle of Raasay Distillery. 


In the interview, Alasdair discusses the two spirits we produce – peated and unpeated – which mature separately in Chinkapin oak, Bordeaux red wine, and Rye Whiskey casks. A first in Scotch whisky history, each develop a fascinating selection of flavours and characters, all of which we shall draw together for our upcoming single malt later this year.

Our Six Cask StorySlainte Club

You can listen to the full episode on the BBC Radio 4 website. If you would like to sample and explore our casks yourself, you can join one of our award-winning virtual tastings. Explore the unique six-part maturation of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt with six cask strength samples delivered straight to your door from our warehouse here on Raasay. 

Upcoming Virtual Whisky Tastings

Find out the flavour elements that each distinct cask type brings to our Isle of Raasay Single Malt by booking onto a virtual tasting below!

Tasting begins at 7pm BST and typically lasts 2 hours including questions and discussion.