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The Isle of Raasay Distillery

Distillery & Visitor Centre Opening September 2017.

Before now the only distilling on Raasay were illegal stills, prevalent throughout these parts until the 1850s. Neighbours on Skye would even hang out white washing to warn Raasay ‘distillers’ of an approaching tax man.

R&B are literally breaking new ground, building the first legal distillery on the island. Lying in the shadow of the distinctly flat-topped Dùn Caan, the Isle of Raasay Distillery will this Summer begin producing handcrafted whiskies that truly reflect the rugged elegance of the landscape.

Visit Us On Raasay

Our visitor centre and luxury overnight members accommodation open Summer 2017.

Want to Stay The Night With Us?

Stay on site and invest in whisky from the Isle of Raasay Distillery’s first 100 casks with a 10-year membership to Na Tùsairean Club.

10 years of benefits for one payment of £1,999. 

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Visit our Whisky Visitor Centre

Isle of Raasay Distillery’s visitor centre will open in Summer 2017.

Tour our brand new, innovative distillery to discover one of our uncommon provenances and the story of our Raasay whisky right at the source.

Click here to join our Slàinte Whisky Club to stay up-to-date and follow our journey, it’s free.

Island Distillery Build Progress

Half the fun of crafting new whisky in uncommon provenances is the actual building of our distillery.

This is where the journey starts, from surveying for protected species to installing the last still, join the journey and experience our drop of whisky history.

Our R&B’s Whisky Whispers blog will follow progress closely, and bring it from Raasay to wherever you are.

Isle of Raasay Distillery Facts

Isle of Raasay Distillery will produce Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

  • Capacity: 94,000 LPA
  • Fermentation Time: 90 hours
  • Spirit Still: 3,600 L
  • Wash Still: 5,000 L
  • Washback Size: 5,000 L
  • Maturation: All maturation on site

Looking to find out more about Isle of Raasay Distillery?
Please email sales@rbdistillers.com with any questions or media enquiries regarding our Isle of Raasay Distillery project. 

A Unique Geology & Terroir

Raasay boasts a unique geology, forged in volcanic fires. Hence the volcanic minerals that imbue the water from our spring, once an ancient source quaintly named “well of the pale cow”, representing fertility of the land.

Harnessing the raw elements of the island, we’ll apply our expertise to create and fine-tune a range of expressions. Thus the essential nature of the Raasay terroir will be brought to life through premium Scotch whisky.