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Isle of Raasay Single Malt

Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt

Isle of Raasay Single Malt

The first batch of our flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt, 46.4% ABV, natural colour, non-chill filtered.

This follows our sold out Inaugural Release 2020 and represents our signature Isle of Raasay style: lightly peated with rich dark fruits.

We set out to emulate some older styles of Hebridean single malts, with subtle, fragrant smokiness balanced with dark fruit flavours. 

Na Sia – Our Six Cask Story

Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – are matured separately in first fill Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak and first fill Bordeaux red wine casks.

These six recipe casks marry together to create the perfect dram with real elegance, complexity and depth of character.

Every drop of spirit is distilled, matured and bottled on the Isle of Raasay using water from our well: Tobar na Ba Bàine (the Well of the Pale Cow).

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BARLEY

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.

HIGHLAND PEAT

Our barley is malted using Highland peat, giving a rich, fragrant smokiness to our spirit.

THE WATER OF LIFE

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.

MATURATION

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.

CAPTURING THE ISLAND THROUGH DESIGN

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.

Inside This Release: The Facts

  • Release Date: 4 June 2021
  • ABV: 46.4%
  • Peat Level: R-01 (between 1-10 PPM/Phenol Parts per Million)
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • Cask Types: first fill ex-Rye Whiskey, virgin Chinkapin oak and first fill ex-Bordeaux red wine
  • Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated & unpeated spirit, matured separately
  • Barley Variety: Concerto
  • Yeast Type: Distillers’ Yeast
  • Water Source: Isle of Raasay Distillery 60 metre well on site – Tobar na Bà Bàine
  • Fermentation Time: 3 and 5 day fermentations
  • Spirit Cut Point: Narrow cut point
  • Cask Filling Strength: 63.5% abv
  • Distilled: 03/11/2017 – 06/04/2018
  • Vatting: 19/04/2021 to 3/05/2021
  • Bottling: 10/05/2021 to 4/06/2021
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery

Award Winning Virtual Tastings

Learn more about the flavours from our six signature recipe casks as part of our award-winning virtual tastings. Order your tasting pack with 6 x 5cl cask strength samples today. A flavour discovery journey like no other.

Isle of Raasay Distillery Virtual Tastings

Find a Stockist

Our Isle of Raasay Gin and Isle of Raasay Whisky 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.

Become a Stockist

Own a licensed establishment? Get in touch with us at [email protected] 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.

Distillery Opening Times

We are open Monday to Saturday all year round until the evening of Friday 17th December 2021.

Monday to Saturday: 10:00-17:00 (last tour of the day starts at 5pm).

The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, provides the ingredients for the perfect dram. Our lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt is an expression of this magical place.

Our zesty, smooth and refreshing Isle of Raasay Gin combines an exciting selection of ten Raasay and traditional botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, rhubarb root and our triple distilled spirit.

Enjoy a warm island welcome at our award-winning visitor centre and whisky hotel, Borodale House. Discover our tour options and book today, or better still, wake up up in the distillery for an unforgettable experience!