NEWS : Isle of Raasay Distillery launches Hebridean Gin

The Isle of Raasay Distillery has launched its first Hebridean gin on the 27th July 2019 ahead of this week’s International Scottish Gin Day.

The Isle of Raasay Gin is the first legal spirit from Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling that releases its inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt whisky in 2020. Handcrafted in the Hebrides, the Isle of Raasay Gin is distilled in a Frilli copper pot still using an expert blend of ten botanicals and water from the well. The result is a complex but well balanced, zesty dry gin with a lasting aftertaste encapsulating Raasay’s style, character and impressive geological variety.

Isle of Raasay Gin Tasting Notes

Nose: Fresh and aromatic, with juniper, citrus and a hint of rhubarb.

Palate: Dry with a burst of juniper, orange and a richer rhubarb note.

Finish: Dry and zesty.

Perfect serve: Orange zest strips. Isle of Raasay Gin is made for mixing in traditional G&Ts using Fever-Tree’s Premium Indian Tonic, or in your favourite cocktail.

The recipe incorporates each of the following Raasay and traditional botanicals: juniper berries, rhubarb root, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, orris root, cubeb pepper, and triple distilled Raasay spirit. This was established with support from local botanist Dr Stephen Bungard and Fiona Williamson, MSc scholar at Herriot Watt, who knows Raasay well, having worked a summer season at the distillery in 2018.

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