Na Sia, meaning ‘The Six’ in Gaelic, is our new cask programme offering the opportunity to purchase one of our six signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt recipe casks.
Become part of our six cask story and enjoy a night’s stay at our award-winning whisky hotel Borodale House, and a bottle of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt, released May 2021.
Only 60 of these limited-edition casks are available globally this year.
The forthcoming Isle of Raasay Single Malt, released in 2021, is matured in six signature casks as part of our unique six-part maturation.
Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – mature separately in Chinkapin oak, Bordeaux red wine, and Rye Whiskey casks. A first in Scotch whisky history.
Our carefully crafted recipe brings together six casks, each with their own distinctive style and character, to create the perfect lightly peated single malt with rich dark fruit flavours.Our Distilling Process
Your cask will be filled with your choice of peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit at 63.5% ABV.
Uniquely, we split our production and run peated and unpeated spirit at different times of the year.
Mineral-rich water and long fermentations of up to five days- develop rich, dark, fruity flavours in your spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask. Isle of Raasay Distillery peated new-make spirit is 48-52 PPM (Peat or Phenol Parts per Million) and, as is to be expected, has a higher viscosity than our unpeated spirit.View Available Casks
We mash only 100% Scottish barley, and donate all our draff (spent malted barley), to local farmers and crofters as cattle feed. We have also grown and malted Raasay barley using local peat for the first ever 100% Isle of Raasay
Our peated barley is malted using Highland peat, giving a gentle, fragrant smokiness to our spirit. The PPM (Peat or Phenol Parts Per Million) of our peated malt is 48-52. Uniquely, we split our production between peated and unpeated spirit, filling our casks with either peated or unpeated 63.5% ABV Isle of Raasay spirit at different times of the year.
Falling as rain on Dùn Cana, the island’s highest peak, our water flows across volcanic rock and filters through Jurassic sandstone into our own well, Tobar na Ba Bàine (the Well of the Pale Cow), lying deep beneath the distillery.
This mineral-rich water adds character to our spirit at every stage of production, from mashing, fermentation and distillation, to cask reduction and bottling.
All of our casks are matured in our island warehouses next to the distillery, maximising the influence of the Hebridean climate on your single malt Scotch whisky.
Mineral-rich water, long fermentations and our unique distilling process help develop sweet dark fruit characteristics in our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.
Your very own Isle of Raasay Single Malt is distilled, matured, and bottled in the Hebrides. Why not invest in a cask today?
Browse our cask types available below, then choose your desired cask and spirit type.
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 up to 10 years in our full size casks and 3 years in our bespoke 30 litre casks.
Cask owners will be invited to exclusive Cask Owners Events and will be able to sample their maturing spirit at set times agreed with the distillery.
We will bottle your spirit at standard industry bottling rates. Your bottles can be delivered to you or collected from the distillery.
Freshly charred and toasted, these custom made Chinkapin, or Quercus Muehlenbergii American white oak casks are a type of oak native to central and eastern North America.
The fresh charring of the cask brings a rich colour and flavour early on in the maturation process, and the high toast caramelises the natural sugars in the wood. Expect sweet toffee and butterscotch on the nose, with vibrant dark fruit flavours and deep, rich colours at a young age.Choose This Cask
Stained red on the outside, these high quality ex-Bordeaux red wine casks are delivered fresh to the island from the châteaux of South West France. In the first few months of maturation, our spirit develops a pink hue in these casks, which turns into a deeper, darker red.
Bold flavours and fruity notes develop in the spirit – including dried fruits, sultana, grape, Christmas cake & bread pudding.Choose This Cask
These American ex-Rye Whiskey casks are from Woodford Reserve Disitllery, Kentucky, where they use 53% rye in their mash bill. The flavours emulate history’s original rye whiskeys, with strong peppery, spicy flavours in a sea of fruit and butterscotch.
These casks develop interesting pepper, spice and butter flavours in our whisky.Choose This Cask
Complete the order form included in our booklet and return to us. Our team will confirm your order in writing and email.Download PDF
Build your cask online by selecting your preferred cask and spirit type. We offer payment by credit, debit card and direct debit.Order Online
Our sales team are on hand to guide your through the ordering process and to answer any queries you may have.
Call: +44 (0) 1478 470178
Email: [email protected]
Become part of our six cask story and enjoy a night’s stay at our award-winning whisky hotel and a bottle of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt, released May 2021.
All Na Sia cask owners will receive the following benefits:
Alongside our Na Sia signature range, we also offer bespoke 30 litre miniature casks. These casks are available in *peated or unpeated spirit.
Specially commissioned from the Speyside Cooperage, these bespoke 30 litre casks are constructed from former Speyside whisky casks. Due to the increased contact with the oak in these smaller casks, we recommend bottling after three years.
Oak Variety: Quercus Alba, American OakChoose This Cask
The Isle of Raasay Distillery is collaborating on the industry’s first ‘Casksharing’ platform with Craft Whisky Club. Democratising single cask whisky – you can now buy shares in exclusive single cask bottlings.
To request more information on our cask offering, or to order a Build Your Own Cask brochure, please complete the form below. A member of the Raasay Distillery team will then be in touch to answer any queries.
* 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.
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