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Isle of Raasay Scotch Whisky

First Isle of Raasay Whisky in Scotch History

The first legal Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch whisky, from an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, will be released in 2020.

Distilled in small batches, island quality and provenance are at the heart of what we do.

Mineral rich water is drawn from our very own well, Tobar na Ba Bàine/The Well of The Pale Cow, for use in every stage of production – from distillation to dilution, and of course, tasting

Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Long fermentations of up to 118 hours (5 days) bring a rich, dark, fruity character to our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.

Our carefully crafted recipe combines our peated and unpeated spirit matured in three different types of oak cask: virgin chikapin oak, high rye bourbon and bordeaux red wine.

Every drop of spirit is matured and bottled in our island warehouses, supporting the local economy while maximising the influence of the Hebridean climate on our single malt whisky,

All of this produces a perfect lightly peated, fruity dram of single malt Scotch whisky that is full of character and history. Ideal for the discerning drinker.

Pre-orders are now open for the historic, inaugural release of Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch whisky.

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Raasay While We Wait

Raasay While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky 46% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.

While waiting for our inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt whisky, we have crafted a single malt that demonstrates our whisky making skills and offers a taste of what’s to come from our distillery.

This limited edition whisky combines 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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Raasay While We Wait San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - Silver
Raasay While We Wait International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Silver
Raasay While We Wait International Spirits Challenge 2019 - Bronze
World Whisky Awards 2019 - Gold - Raasay While We Wait - 2018 Release
Raasay While We Wait Bartender Awards 2019
The Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters Awards - Silver

Raasay While We Wait Tasting Notes

Nose:
A welcome smokiness on first nosing, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. With more time; pear, tangerine and melon.

Palate:
Dry peatiness on the palate, mixed in with red wine notes. A good dash of orange zest from the nose.

Finish:
Oaky and buttery finish.

Food Pairings:
Pairs well with Sconser scallops, smoked salmon, game, grouse, woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis.

ABV:
46% Non-Chill Filtered.

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Visit Raasay Distillery, with arguably the best view of any distillery in Scotland, for a guided whisky tour. Discover our tour options and book today.

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Raasay Distillery Whisky

We may be one of Scotland’s newest distilleries but we already have whisky for you to enjoy. Taste the future of our distilling with Raasay While We Wait.

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