Isle of Raasay Distillery secured £200,000 investment

The distillery will invest in bottling facilities and additional warehouses


A £200,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) enables Isle of Raasay Distillery to build its own bottling plant and more warehouses. HIE is an agency of the Scottish Government responsible for economic and community development, empowering rural areas and small businesses.

The Isle of Raasay distillery opened in 2017. A gin produced there has already entered the market, the first own whisky is to be released next year. To give a preview on the planned style of Raasay Whisky, the owners R & B Distillers have meanwhile launched the "While we wait", a single malt sourced from another Scottish distillery.

About a month ago, the distillery completed the construction of a first additional warehouse, with which they had started in March. 2,000 barrels were transported from the previous warehouse at the distillery to the new one, half a mile away.

So the previous warehouse is ready now to host bottling facilities. Raasay Gin and from 2020 the Raasay Single Malt Whisky will be bottled here on the island. With the now announced investment, up to 5 more jobs will be created on Raasay, where the distillery already provides 10% of all jobs.