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Isle of Raasay Distillery Single Malt

First Legal Isle of Raasay Single Malt in Scotch Whisky History

Rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, the Hebridean Isle of Raasay provides the ingredients for the perfect dram.

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 malts.

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 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
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Distillery Special Release
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Cask Samples
Virtual Whisky Tasting

Our Releases

2021
2020
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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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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Isle of Raasay Na Sia Series

Peated Ex-Bordeaux Red Wine Single Malt
Released: July 2021

Na Sia Single Cask Series showcases our six signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe casks. Our peated ex-Bordeaux red wine single cask is the first in this series.
288 bottles, 59.5% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.

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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.

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Slàinte Club members enjoy £5 off their first online order over £50, and are always the first to find out about new releases and stories from the island.

Looking to find out more about the Isle of Raasay Distillery?

Please email [email protected] with any questions or visit us for a distillery tour.

For any press enquiries or image requests please contact our press team on [email protected] or call +44 (0) 20 747 90910

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.

Distillery Tours

11:00am & 1:45pm Monday-Friday

Shop & Bar

Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm

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!