Gin Review

Raasay Gin

This gin is one of those gins that as soon as you taste it, you let out an involuntary WOW!

It has an incredible mouthfeel and the ten botanicals including Raasay juniper are balanced perfectly.

What’s more, and this may be an odd thing to say, the memory of the taste stays with you long after you have finished it.


The new Isle of Raasay Gin is handcrafted in the Hebrides, and distilled in a Frilli copper pot still using an expert blend of 10 botanicals and water from their 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.

The gin gets its unique flavour profile from an exciting list of 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.

We had it with Fever-Tree Indian tonic, and orange peel, which is the suggested serve from Isle of Raasay Distillery.

It makes a long and refreshing G&T and an exceptional Martini.

On the nose: the first thing you get is the juniper, which is followed by citrus

On the palate: it reflects the nose beautifully, but rhubarb emerges

On the finish: refreshing, zesty and dry.


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