Our search for Raasay’s first Distiller spread far and wide, reported by the BBC and The Scotsman among others and receiving applications from around the globe. We’re now proud to announce the successful applicant for this essential role ahead of Raasay Distillery opening this September.
Meet Iain Robertson, Distiller
Iain is a recent Honours graduate of the Heriot Watt Brewing and Distilling school. During his studies he took a placement at North British grain distillery and worked at Edinburgh’s The Scotch Whisky Experience as one of their highly knowledgeable tour guides, attracting around 300,000 visitors per year. He also has a long history in drinks hospitality.
Iain is not only formally educated in the art and science of distilling but he is also an enthusiastic and innovative mind and has been working towards a role like this throughout his degree. He’s the perfect fit for Raasay Distillery as someone who understands the core of the spirit but who will help us respectfully push the boundaries. And he tells us he’s a keen fisherman and hill walker – ready for the island life.