Isle of Raasay launches Hebridean gin

Jul 29, 2019by Melita Kiely

Scotland’s Isle of Raasay Distillery has released a Hebridean gin ahead of International Scottish Gin Day on Saturday (3 August).

Isle of Raasay Gin has been distilled in a Frilli copper pot still with 10 botanicals, including juniper berries, rhubarb root, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, orris root, cubeb pepper and triple-distilled Raasay spirit. The recipe was decided upon with help from local botanist Dr Stephen Bungard and Fiona Williamson, MSc scholar at Herriot-Watt University. Tasting notes for the gin include juniper, citrus and rhubarb on the nose, leading to a “dry” palate, with hints of orange. Bottled at 46% abv, the gin has been priced at RRP £35 (US$43) per 700ml bottle and is available to purchase form the distillery shop and online at Alasdair Day, Isle of Raasay Distillery co-founder, said: “Raasay’s remarkable geology and our modern island distillery inspired both the creation and presentation of our exciting new Scottish gin that we look forward to sharing with the growing number of visitors to Raasay and gin lovers alike.”