The Isle of Raasay North America Private Cask Program offers you the opportunity to invest in our history and own one of our Isle of Raasay Ex Sagamore American Rye Whiskey Casks.
Become part of our private North American cask owners community and enjoy ownership of a full 190 litre barrel of single malt with cask owner benefits including a night’s stay at our award-winning whisky hotel Borodale House, a guided tour of our production areas & tasting for an insight into the people, passion, and processes that make our Isle of Raasay Single Malt.
We are releasing a limited number of casks per year as part of our North America private cask program. These American Rye Whiskey casks are from Sagamore Distillery.
Sagamore Distillery is a waterfront distillery located in the Baltimore Peninsula in Baltimore, Maryland.
These casks produce strong peppery spice flavors in a sea of fruit and butterscotch, characteristics which are reflected in our whisky.
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 barley.
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 whisky 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.
1. CASK ALLOCATION
Our North American cask program offers you the opportunity to invest in one of our Isle of Raasay Ex Sagamore American Rye Whiskey Casks.
2. THE PAPERWORK
We will send you our full terms and conditions for you to sign along with your cask owner’s certificate.
3. TIME TO MATURE
Your cask will mature in Raasay’s heady island air for up to 12 years in our full size casks.
4. VISIT YOUR CASK
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 will then be delivered to you. See FAQs for more info.
Become part of our North America cask owners community and enjoy a night’s stay at our award-winning whisky hotel with breakfast and a distillery tour.
All North American cask owners will receive the following benefits:
*Delivered to selected states – see FAQs for states we can ship directly to.
Single Cask Whisky for All. The Isle of Raasay Distillery is collaborating on the industry’s first ‘Casksharing’ platform. Democratising single cask whisky – you can now buy shares in exclusive single cask bottlings.