Rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, the Hebridean Isle of Raasay provides the ingredients for the perfect scotch whisky.
Our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt expression is lightly peated balanced with rich dark fruit flavours. A flavour profile inspired by some older style smoky Hebridean single malt whiskies.
Combining tradition with contemporary thinking. That’s the Raasay way.
Every drop of spirit is distilled, matured and bottled on the island using water from our well, Tobar na Ba Bàine, ‘Well of the Pale Cow’. Maximising the influence of the island on our spirit whilst supporting local jobs.
Mineral-rich Raasay water and long fermentations of up to 118 hours (5 days) develop sweet blackberry characteristics in our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.
Our carefully crafted single malt whisky recipe combines six signature casks – maturing peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit separately in ex-Rye Whiskey, virgin Chinkapin oak and Bordeaux red wine casks. The first of this cask combination in Scotch whisky history.
The signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt. Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – are matured separately in first fill Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak and first fill Bordeaux red wine casks. Lightly peated with rich dark fruit flavours. Bottled at 46.4% abv, non-chill filtered and natural colour.
Signature Release: R-01
Released: June 2021
Signature Release: R-02
Released: September 2021
Na Sia Single Cask bottlings are created to celebrate our unique Na Sia recipe that makes our signature Isle of Raasay single malt. The Na Sia Single Cask Series demonstrates the complexities of each of these six signature recipe casks.
Peated Ex-Bordeaux Red Wine Single Malt
Released: September 2021
Our peated ex-Bordeaux red wine single cask is the first in this series. Bold and fruity notes, dried fruits, sultana, grape, Christmas cake & bread pudding notes developed in the single cask spirit. 288 bottles, 59.5% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.Learn More
Peated Chinkapin Oak Single Malt
Released: October 2021
Our peated Chinkapin Oak single cask is the second in this series. The high toast caramelises the natural sugars in the wood. Sweet toffee and butterscotch on the nose, with dark fruit flavours and rich colours. 242 bottles, 61.4% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.Learn More
Peated Ex-Rye Single Malt
Released: October 2021
Our peated ex-Rye Whiskey single cask is the third in this series. The flavour profile emulate the signature original rye whiskeys, with rich peppery, spicy notes in great depths of fruit and butterscotch. 228 bottles, 61.5% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.Learn More
International Women’s Day – 1st Release
Released: March 2021
Makar’s Malt, a lightly peated dram crafted in collaboration with Scots Makar/National Poet of Scotland Jackie Kay for International Women’s Day. This single cask bottling was matured in one of our first fill Bordeaux red wine casks. 327 bottles, 53.2% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.Learn More
Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt
Released: November 2021
Distillery Special Release highlights the creativity and innovation of Isle of Raasay Distillery, challenging the boundaries and exploring new and distinctive flavour profiles. Strong floral notes with hints of almond and peppery spices, perfect accompaniment for wintry festivity.Learn More
Released: November 2020
The first legal Scotch whisky from an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling. Lightly peated with rich dark fruit flavours. Tennessee Whiskey matured and finished in Boredeaux Red Wine Casks. Bottled at 52% abv, non-chill filtered and natural colour.Learn More
Released: November 2015
While waiting for our Isle of Raasay Single Malt whisky, we crafted a single malt that demonstrated our whisky making skills and offered a taste of what was to come from our distillery.
This limited edition whisky combined two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance.
A really nice whisky! The peated / unpeated and cask combination adding loads of complexity – blind you’d never have guessed it’s youth. I’d say this is the best 3 year old whisky I’ve ever tried!
Great Whisky with Interesting History!
The Isle of Raasay Distillery produces island single malt Scotch whisky.
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This year, we are making major improvements to our visitor centre and accommodation, including adding a restaurant. Construction work will be ongoing at the distillery until approximately May 2022. We have temporary arrangements in place for our distillery tours and shop and we aim to minimise any disruption caused during your visit.
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 triple distilled spirit.
To celebrate this special day in the calendar, we’re offering free premium delivery for UK customers across all our products from today until midnight tomorrow (Sunday 22nd May).
With fresh stock of our new batch of Isle of Raasay Single Malt R-01.1 now available, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one.