The small and sparsely populated Isle of Raasay' first legal distillery opened in 2017. The ambitious project was led by R&B Distillers, and saw the conversion of Borodale House into a distillery, visitor centre and hotel. Early construction however was halted when a population of rare Brown long-eared bats were discovered nesting in the roof of the Victorian property. After an expert was hired, now affectionately referred to by the company as “Batman,” they were re-homed in surrounding trees and construction resumed. The distillery is fitted with two pot stills which were built in Italy and can produce around 150,000 bottles per year and all cask maturation takes place on-site at Borodale House. In 2017 the fledgling business released its first bottles of young spirt and in winter 2020 the very first legal single malt Scotch whisky from the isle was launched.
This lightly peated single malt release is a mixture of unpeated and peated spirits matured in first-fill Rye whiskey casks, virgin Chinkapin oak and first-fill Bordeaux red wine casks. It has been bottled at cask strength and natural colour.
The unique bottle features fossils and rocks from the island moulded into the glass.
This bottle is from a private collector.