The Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release 2020 is the first legal Scotch craft whisky from an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling.
Bottled at 52% abv, non-chill filtered and natural colour.
Lightly peated with rich dark fruit flavours – this historic and limited edition whisky release is an introduction to our signature distillery style.
We have created an elegant, lightly peated single malt, taking a premium, narrow cut at the stills.
Mineral-rich water and long fermentations develop sweet blackberry characteristics in our spirit before it even touches the oak of the cask.
Matured in first fill Tennessee Whiskey and finished in first fill Bordeaux red wine casks – expect almond, hazelnut, and sweet spice flavours from the American oak, and caramel, toffee and creamy chocolate notes from the previous Tennessee Whiskey contents. The French oak Bordeaux red wine finishing brings savoury spice and blackberry jam to the fore, enhancing the dark fruit flavours and adding another layer of complexity to the Isle of Raasay Single Malt Inaugural Release whisky.
It’s the first edition. It’s highly limited. And it won’t be back until this time next year.
Sign up below and you’ll be contacted first and given access to this release before it becomes available to the public.
Please note if you are not already a Slàinte Club member (our free whisky club) you will be added to the club. Members enjoy £5 off their first online order over £50, and are always the first to find out about new releases and stories from the island!
We mash only 100% Scottish barley in all our production, and we have also grown and malted Raasay barley using local peat for future 100% Isle of Raasay Single Malt releases.
Our barley is malted using Highland peat, giving a rich, fragrant smokiness to our spirit.
Falling as rain on Dùn Cana, the island’s highest peak, our water flows across volcanic rock and filters through Jurassic sandstone into our distillery well, Tobar na Ba Bàine (the Well of the Pale Cow). History flows through this mineral-rich Raasay water that adds character to our spirit at every stage of production, from mashing, to cask reduction and bottling.
We handpick only the finest oak casks and mature all Raasay spirit in our island warehouses, maximising the influence of our maritime, Hebridean climate on the spirit.
Raasay’s landscape is incredible. Much of the geological history of Scotland is here in one form or another. Our decanter-like glass bottle captures this rugged natural beauty. With Raasay’s fossils and rocks moulded into the glass, holding it is like holding a piece of Raasay in your hands no matter where you are in the world. A fusion of tradition with contemporary thinking, process, and design. That’s the Raasay way.
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