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Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release

Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt

Sherry Cask Finished
Single Malt

Distillery Special Release

Our annual distillery special release is a demonstration of our desire to push the boundaries of Raasay single malt flavour further and to give you a taste of something different to our signature distillery style.

Following the introduction of our flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt earlier this year, and the deconstructed Na Sia Single Cask Bottlings that followed, we wanted to bring you something different to celebrate our first full year of whisky on Raasay. Our first ever sherry cask single malt.

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release

Rye and Sherry Double Cask

Matured first in the strong foundations of our ex-rye whiskey casks and finished in a combination of ex-Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, this whisky boasts hints of peppery spice, almond, nuts and sweet fruit.

Floral notes along with nutmeg and clove. The perfect festive accompaniment.

Lightly peated - aromatic smoke85%
Sweet dark fruits, raisins, dried figs30%
Savoury spices, black pepper60%
Roasted nuts, hazelnuts35%
A hint of saltiness20%
Maturation Cask
  • Cask Type: Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak ASB 190
  • Capacity: 190 Litres
  • Oak Variety: Quercus Alba American Oak
Finishing Cask
  • Cask Type: Ex Pedro Ximénez & Ex Oloroso Spain Jerez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Capacity: 125 Litres

Sampling with Co-Founder Alasdair Day

To explore this unique release in depth, we caught up with co-founder Alasdair Day in our island warehouse to sample our casks and learn more about our new distillery exclusive.

Sampling our Distillery Special Release with Co-Founder Alasdair Day

Inside This Release: The Facts

  • Release Date: November 2021
  • Spirit Type: Isle of Raasay peated spirit
  • ABV: 52%
  • Maturation Cask Type: First fill Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak
  • Finishing Cask Type: Ex Oloroso & Ex Pedro Ximénez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Barley Variety: Peated Concerto, 48 PPM
  • Yeast Type: Distillers’ Yeast
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • Water Source: Isle of Raasay Distillery well – Tobar na Bà Baine
  • Fermentation Time: 3 and 5 day fermentations
  • Spirit Cut Point: Narrow cut point
  • Cask Filling Strength: 63.5%
  • Distilled: 19/09/2018
  • Bottling: November 2021
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
  • Number of Bottles: Expected Out-turn 8,000-10,000

Award Winning Virtual Tastings

Learn more about the flavours from our six signature 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.

    Opening Times & Exciting Changes At the Distillery

    This year, we are making major improvements to our visitor centre and accommodation, including adding a restaurant. Construction work will be ongoing at the distillery until approximately July 2022. We have temporary arrangements in place for our distillery tours and shop and we aim to minimise any disruption caused during your visit.

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    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 in the Isle of Raasay Distillery for an unforgettable experience!