Choose between one of our small, full size, or shared Raasay whisky casks via Caskshare, and become part of the Isle of Raasay Distillery story.
Illicit distilling is recorded on Raasay until circa 1850, and more than 160 years later, whisky has finally returned.
Every drop of spirit from your Isle of Raasay Distillery cask will be distilled and matured on the island, before becoming some of the first legal Isle of Raasay Single Malt in Scotch whisky history!
Our whisky casks are filled with your choice of peated or unpeated Raasay spirit at an alcoholic strength of 63.5%.
All of our spirit is produced on the island using only Scottish barley, distillers’ yeast, and mineral-rich water, sourced and filtered direct from our distillery well.
The manganese from our well water is ideal for yeast development, which, combined with long fermentations of up to 5 days, develops sweet and dark fruit characteristics in our spirit before it even touches the oak of a cask.
Build a cask to best suit your tastes with our range of oak varieties, sizes, and your choice of either peated or unpeated Raasay spirit. Our range of full size first-fill whisky casks available includes:
We also have bespoke 30 litre casks available that are made from ex-Speyside whisky oak casks.
Your very own Isle of Raasay Whisky will all be distilled, matured and bottled on our small Hebridean island. Why not invest in a cask today?
Choose your preferred cask size and type, and whether you would like it filled with our peated or unpeated spirit.
We will send you our full terms and conditions for you to sign along with your cask owner’s certificate.
Your cask will mature in Raasay’s heady island air for 3 years in our small casks and up to 10 years in our full size casks.
We run cask events where cask owners can visit their cask, tour the distillery and sample their maturing spirit.
We will then bottle your spirit at standard industry bottling costs*. Your bottles can be delivered to you or collected from the distillery.
Volume: 30 Litres*
Expected Bottles: Approximately 40*
Spirit Types: Peated or unpeated spirit
Cask Type: Ex-Speyside Scotch whisky oak casks
Maturation: Matured on Raasay for 3 years & then bottled*
Keep The Cask: You can keep your emptied 30 litre cask once the liquid has been bottled
Volume: 190 Litres – 250 Litres*
Expected Bottles: Approximately 250-300*
Spirit Types: Peated or unpeated spirit
Cask Types: First-fill ex-bourbon whiskey barrel (Four Roses), ex-high rye whiskey barrel (Woodford Reserve), ex-Bordeaux red wine barriques, Ex-Manzanilla Sherry Hogs Head, Ex-Tennessee Whiskey Barrel (Jack Daniels).
Maturation: Matured on Raasay for up to 10 years, during which time the liquid can be bottled* at your discretion
Some of the first ‘45 cask ever filled at the Isle of Raasay Distillery were American oak bourbon barrels. These historic bourbon casks, rich in sweet vanilla and butterscotch flavours, are now being made available as part of our Raasay Rising cask offer.
Your purchase entitles you to come and fill your cask personally while spending the night in our whisky hotel. If you cannot make it to Raasay to fill your cask, we can fill it on your behalf and you can visit your sleeping single malt at a later date. You will also receive a bottle of our Inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt release, the same spirit that was matured in these exclusive ‘45 casks.
The Isle of Raasay Distillery is collaborating on the industry’s first ‘Casksharing’ platform with Craft Whisky Club. Caskshare helps democratise single cask whisky by offering shares in a cask of your choice for exclusive single cask bottlings that won’t ever be released publicly.
Caskshare offers the opportunity to experiment with a variety of wood types and maturation times, including former Four Roses Bourbon casks, Chinquapin virgin oak and Bordeaux red wine casks. The first cask listed on Caskshare will be bottled in 2022.
A virgin Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) cask filled with our spirit and stored in our island warehouse.
An ex-high rye Woodford Reserve cask filled with our spirit and stored in our island warehouse.
An ex-Bordeaux Chateau Margaux cask filled with our spirit and stored in our island warehouse.
An ex-Bourbon Four Roses cask filled with our spirit and stored in our island warehouse.
An ex-Manzanilla sherry cask filled with our spirit and stored in our island warehouse.
A custom ex-Speyside small cask. This cask will be bottled at 3 year old.
To request more information on our cask offering, please complete the form below. A member of the Raasay Distillery team will then be in touch to answer any queries.
Alternatively, please feel free to contact our team on +44 (0) 1478 470178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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* The volume & number of bottles produced will depend on the angels’ share/evaporation, maturation period, bottle size and bottling strength. Prices quoted exclude future bottling costs, tax, UK Duty, and delivery costs. Raasay Distillery will bottle at standard industry rates. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions prior to purchase.