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Sampling our Inaugural Release Casks

Co-founder Alasdair Day has been in our dunnage warehouse reviewing the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release spirit – our limited-edition first release drawn from a small selection of casks.

Lightly Peated with Dark Fruit Flavours

Just like Raasay While We Wait, the inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt is lightly peated with dark fruit flavours, bourbon-matured and finished in high quality red wine casks. Transferred from first fill American oak bourbon barrels last year, this never-to-be-repeated expression is currently finishing in first fill Bordeaux red wine casks.

Sampling Isle of Raasay Distillery's Inaugural Release Casks

Every drop is maturing in the heady Isle of Raasay air before it is bottled and delivered in time for Christmas this year, when you can enjoy the first ever legal dram from the Isle of Raasay!

If you’d like read more about our process and the philosophy behind the Inaugural Release, read Alasdair’s blog post All About Our Inaugural Release.

Isle of Raasay Distillery's Inaugural Release

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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
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  • Dinner each night of your stay

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