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2021 Highlight

A Winning Year!

We’ve been absolutely delighted with our work this year as we approach the end of our first full year of having whisky here at the Isle of Raasay Distillery. The year’s end also brings with it the awards season and this year we’ve had our fingers crossed in a number of different categories. Scottish Whisky...
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Sampling our Distillery Special Release with Co-Founder Alasdair Day

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 finished single malt. Matured first in the strong foundations...
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Isle of Raasay Gin, Distilled

27th July 2021 marks the Isle of Raasay Gin's second birthday! To celebrate our 'ginniversary', we've made a list of 3 things you might not know about the first legal spirit from Raasay!
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James Armour Swims to Raasay

Top 5 Scottish Wild Swimming Locations

We explore the top five wild swimming locations around Scotland - from the Outer Hebrides to the East Coast of Edinburgh!
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Dave Broom Reviews Our Single Malt

Since Whisky Writer Dave Broom officially opened our distillery in 2017, he has been kind enough to return each year to lend insight into our developing spirit. This made his appearance at our special virtual Isle of Raasay Single Malt launch event on 4th June all the more special. ‘Chinquapin’s summoning of breakfast time at...
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Hallaig, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile land on the Isle of Raasay. They became known as the Raasay Raiders. It was to Rona – a small, rocky island just north of Raasay – that the Raiders’ ancestors had been cleared to make way for sheep farms...
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Makar's Single Malt International Women's Day

Makar’s Malt Charity Bottling

Introducing Makar’s Malt, a lightly peated dram crafted in collaboration with Scots Makar Jackie Kay for International Women’s Day. This release comes just two months ahead of our signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt release coming out in May 2021. This single cask, single malt bottling has been matured in one of our signature first...
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Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Whisky is personal. There is no right or wrong way to drink your dram. Enjoying it is all that matters, and if you have some Raasay water on hand to open up the flavours, all the better! You might have noticed that we use Glencairn glasses at the distillery. These nosing glasses really help us appreciate the spirit’s colour, aromas,...
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Raasay Community Hydro - Green Electricity Generation

An Exciting Renewable Scheme for the Isle of Raasay

As a distillery, water means a lot to us. We’re delighted to see Ross Gillies, Rosie MacLeod and Ross Camili, three islanders who have all worked at the distillery, now heading the launch of a campaign to raise money for a new hydro-electric scheme on the Isle of Raasay. The new scheme, which is planned...
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