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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, ‘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) brings a rich, dark, fruity character to our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.

Our carefully crafted recipe combines peated and unpeated Raasay spirit that has been matured in three different types of oak cask: virgin chinkapin oak, high rye bourbon and Bordeaux red wine.

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On all orders.
On orders of over £100 in select EU countries.
Of £50 or more by joining our Slàinte Club*.
International shipping available to over 50 countries.

Island Spirit

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

All of this produces the perfect lightly peated, fruity dram of single malt Scotch whisky, from an island that’s rooted in centuries of illicit distilling.

Pre-orders are open now for our limited release inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt. The first legal dram from the Isle of Raasay, and your piece of Scotch whisky history.

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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

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 Tasting Notes

Nose:
A welcome wave of smokiness, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. A second nosing brings pear, tangerine and melon.

Palate:
Dry peatiness mixed 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, some Raasay venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon or haggis.

On all orders.
On orders of over £100 in select EU countries.
Of £50 or more by joining our Slàinte Club*.
International shipping available to over 50 countries.

Find a Stockist

Our Raasay While We Wait single malt and Isle of Raasay Gin 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.

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Become a Stockist

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

Once registered, order our product range direct from us at prices exclusively for our trade customers and access our range of marketing resources.

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Visit Raasay Distillery

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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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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For the most unforgettable whisky experience, stay overnight at Isle of Raasay Distillery in one of our six exclusive en-suite bedrooms.

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