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Pairing Poetry, Music From Julie Fowlis & Whisky

An Roghainn/The Choice‘ is a lyrical love poem by Raasay’s own Sorley MacLean, the most significant Gaelic poet of the 20th Century. The poem has been beautifully committed to music by Donald Shaw.

Pour yourself a dram, a gin, or a cocktail and enjoy Julie Fowlis’ wonderful rendition of An Roghainn.

Sorley MacLean with Dùn Cana in the background.
Photo via Edinburgh Museums & Galleries

We won’t attempt to dissect the meaning of this intricate and beautiful love poem of Sorley MacLean’s, and instead, encourage you to look it up and get lost in a world of poetry.

‘The Choice/An Roghainn’ for us tonight will be between an Isle of Raasay Gin or a dram!


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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
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  • Dinner each night of your stay

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