Situated on the remote Hebridean Island of the same name, Raasay Distillery was founded in 2014. While the island is no stranger to distilling, Raasay is the first legal distillery to be built there. With fewer than 200 inhabitants, Raasay is a tight knit community, the distillers aim to be at one with the island, maturing and bottling on site and employing many locals.
To create the signature lightly peated style the distillers first source 100% Scottish grown barley, half of it peated and half unpeated. Each is mashed individually, and fermented for five days before distillation in lantern shaped stills. Each spirit type is then matured separately in Rye whisky, Chinkapin, or Bordeaux wine casks. The final Single Malt is a combination of the six resulting styles, a artful balance of fragrant smoke, rich fruit, and sea spray.