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Local haunts for all occasions – Raasay on Skye

Neighbourly Love; Our guide to enjoying the spirit of Raasay on our neighbouring island, Skye.

1. Seumas’ Bar – The post hike tipple

This bar surrounded by the red and black Cuillin has maintained its title as “Whisky Bar of the Year” for four years in a row. It’s perfectly situated to raise a glass to the fantastic day you’ve had experiencing the astonishing mountains, rivers and glens Skye has to offer. Isle of Raasay Single Malt can be found amongst the lineup of 400 malts on offer, and can even be enjoyed as part of a carefully curated flight board alongside other local whiskies.

2. Cafe Cùil – The boozy brunch

Cafe Cùil offers a Hebridean twist to the classic Bloody Mary, serving up a Bloody Màiri created using Isle of Raasay Gin. Pairing perfectly with the locally sourced brunch dishes created by award winning chef Clare Coghill form Sconser. As well as being a place that champions local produce, it also champions Skye’s native language, with a bilingual Gaelic menu and the name of the cafe being Gaelic for a cosy nook or corner. 

3. Caberfeidh – The night out on the town

Caberfeidh is your answer when looking for a place to wet your whistle in the main square of Skye’s largest town, Portree. With a cracking cocktail menu and great selections of both local and further afield single malts and gin, you can enjoy a drink as you watch the hustle and bustle of Sommerlead square pass you by. And if you can’t think of anything worse than leaving your dog at home, then fear not! Whilst the restaurant doesn’t cater for four legged friends, the bar is dog friendly, as are aforementioned mentioned Seumas’ Bar and Cafe Cùil.

4. The Misty Bottle – The travel blues buster

If you’re leaving the island wishing it didn’t have to end, then swing by the Misty Bottle as you head for the Skye Bridge and stock up on the goods. When you’re later entertaining friends and telling them of the amazing time you had, you can share with them a taste of what it was all about.

5. Three Chimneys – The special occasion

One of the delights of visiting the Three Chimneys is when the experience imagined becomes a luxurious reality – where world class Scottish food and drink is surrounded by our uniquely beautiful Hebridean landscape. We are delighted the Three Chimneys recommends visiting the Isle of Raasay Distillery, and we don’t hesitate in recommending you to go visit this world renowned restaurant and have a dram of our fine single malt whisky while you’re there.

We hope you find this list useful, and if you’ve got the time to spare for a 25 minute ferry journey, at the very place where it’s created truly is the best place to enjoy our Hebridean spirits. Come on over and visit our distillery, we do after all boast some of the finest Isle of Skye views around.

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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 double 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 Isle of Raasay Distillery for an unforgettable experience!

Winter Whisky Retreats

Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Tour, Tasting & Drinks From £280 per Room

As the nights start to draw in, and we approach the cosy winter nights join us for a Winter Whisky Retreat.

Our winter whisky retreat package for 2 people includes:

  • Accommodation in one of our luxury rooms
  • Drink served in the lounge on arrival – choice of Isle of Raasay G&T or a dram
  • A Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Production tour of distillery including our bottling line with whisky, gin and chocolate tasting at 17:00
  • Pre dinner canapé cocktail
  • Dinner each night of your stay

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