VIRTUAL WHISKY/WHISKEY TASTING EXPERIENCE
Embark on a virtual journey to the Isle of Raasay Distillery without leaving your living room.
Experience the magic of Raasay in our captivating virtual whiskey tasting sessions. Dive deep into the six-part maturation of the iconic Isle of Raasay Single Malt, guided by our experts and six robust cask strength samples.
Discover the distinction between our two spirits – peated and unpeated, each aged in three unique cask types: fresh Chinkapin oak, ex-Bordeaux red wine, and Rye whiskey barrels.
Unveiled in May 2021, the Isle of Raasay Single Malt masterfully blends these six exclusive casks, offering a delectably light peated flavor, infused with rich dark fruit notes. A tantalizing dram that showcases depth and intricacy.
YOUR VIRTUAL WHISKEY TASTING JOURNEY EXPLAINED
Upon securing your ticket, you’re granted access to your selected virtual whiskey tasting date, along with 6 x 5cl cask strength samples delivered right to your doorstep:
• Fresh Chinkapin Oak – Peated Sample (5cl)
• Fresh Chinkapin Oak – Unpeated Sample (5cl)
• Ex-Bordeaux Red Wine – Peated Sample (5cl)
• Ex-Bordeaux Red Wine – Unpeated Sample (5cl)
• Ex Rye Whiskey – Peated Sample (5cl)
• Ex Rye Whiskey – Unpeated Sample (5cl)
Post-purchase, detailed joining instructions will be promptly sent to your provided email. All our engaging virtual whiskey tastings are facilitated via the renowned Zoom Video Conferencing platform.
VIRTUAL WHISKEY TASTING TESTIMONIALS
“Flawless online experience. Gin package and extras delivered punctually. The Distillery’s email communication was impeccable, complete with delivery tracking details.”
• Dr. June LL
The Isle of Raasay Distillery: A Unique Fusion of Tradition and Innovation
Nestled amidst the rugged landscapes of Scotland, the Isle of Raasay Distillery is a testament to the country’s rich whisky heritage, while simultaneously ushering in a new era of innovation. Strikingly poised between the Isle of Skye and the Scottish mainland, the distillery offers not only a sensory experience of finely crafted whiskies but also breathtaking vistas of its surrounding natural beauty.
Historically, Raasay has seen illicit distillation and smuggling as part of its whisky narrative. Yet, the establishment of the Isle of Raasay Distillery marks the island’s first legal distillation facility. Founded with the mission to produce a signature whisky that encapsulates the unique terroir of Raasay, the distillery is committed to a combination of traditional and contemporary practices.
One of the standout features of the distillery is its dedication to using locally sourced ingredients. The mineral-rich water, drawn from a well located on the distillery grounds, plays an instrumental role in shaping the character of the whisky. The influence of the maritime climate, the rich island soils, and the unique geological formation of Raasay, including its volcanic and sedimentary rocks, imbue the spirits with a distinct profile that sets them apart in the crowded whisky market.
The Isle of Raasay Distillery also takes pride in its innovative maturation techniques. Exploring a mix of cask types, such as the fresh Chinkapin oak, ex-Bordeaux red wine, and Rye whiskey barrels, they craft whiskies with layered complexities and depth.
Visitors to the distillery are treated to an immersive experience. Guided tours elucidate the intricate processes of mashing, fermenting, distilling, and maturing, allowing enthusiasts to witness firsthand the birth of Raasay’s signature spirits. Beyond the whisky, the distillery offers accommodation, enabling guests to soak in the serene island ambiance and wake up to the panoramic views of the neighboring Isle of Skye.
In essence, the Isle of Raasay Distillery is not just a place where whisky is produced; it’s a destination where tradition, innovation, and nature converge, creating a symphony of flavors and memories.