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Isle of Raasay Distillery Single Malt

First Legal Isle of Raasay Single Malt Whisky in Scotch Whisky History

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.

The Perfect Dram

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.

Our Whisky

Isle of Raasay Single Malt
Na Sia Single Cask Bottlings
Distillery Special Release
Cask Samples
Virtual Whisky Tasting

Our Releases

2015 - 2020

Isle of Raasay Single Malt

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

Isle of Raasay Single Malt

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Signature Release: R-02
Released: September 2021

Isle of Raasay Single Malt

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Isle of Raasay Na Sia Series

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.

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Peated Chinkapin Oak Single Malt
Released: October 2021

Raasay Na Sia Single Malt Peated Chinkapin bottling

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.

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Peated Ex-Rye Single Malt
Released: October 2021

Na Sia Ex Rye

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.

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Makar’s Malt

International Women’s Day – 1st Release
Released: March 2021

Makar's Malt International Women's Day (1st Release)

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.

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Distillery Special Release

Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt
Released: November 2021

Raasay distillery special release 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.

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The Isle of Raasay Inaugural Release

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.

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Raasay While We Wait

Released: November 2015

Raasay While We Wait

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.

Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Reviews

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!

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Isle of Raasay Distillery Facts

The Isle of Raasay Distillery produces island single malt Scotch whisky.

  • Capacity: 188,000 LPA
  • Mash Tun: 1 Tonne
  • Washback Size: 6 x 5,000 litres
  • Fermentation Time: 115 hours
  • Wash Still: 5,000 litres
  • Spirit Still: 3,600 litres
  • Maturation: all spirit is matured locally on the Isle of Raasay
  • Barley: 100% Scottish barley with local Raasay barley harvested and malted for special releases.

Find a Stockist

Our Isle of Raasay Gin and Isle of Raasay Whisky are available to enjoy in many of the best shops, bars and restaurants across the UK and beyond.

Find your local stockist via our interactive map, or simply order with us online and we will ship direct to you.

Become a Stockist

Own a licensed establishment? Get in touch with us if you would like to stock some of the first legal spirits from the Isle of Raasay!

Order our product range direct from us at prices exclusively for our trade customers and access our range of marketing resources.

Opening Times & Exciting Changes At the Distillery

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.

Distillery Tours

There is something for everyone on our distillery, warehouse, and mouth-watering chocolate tours.

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Shop & Bar

Monday to Sunday from 10am – 11pm.

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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 triple 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!

Celebrating World Whisky Day

Get FREE premium UK delivery this weekend!

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.

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