The Isle of Raasay Distillery has launched its first Hebridean gin ahead of International Scottish Gin Day this Saturday, August 3.

The Isle of Raasay Gin is the first legal spirit from Raasay.

Handcrafted in the Hebrides, the Isle of Raasay Gin is distilled in a Frilli copper pot. It uses a blend of 10 botanicals and water from the well. 

The recipe includes juniper berries, rhubarb root, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, orris root, cubeb pepper, and triple distilled Raasay spirit.

The gin was created with support from local botanist Dr Stephen Bungard and Fiona Williamson, MSc scholar at Herriot-Watt University. Fiona knows Raasay well having worked there during a summer season at the distillery back in 2018.

Isle of Raasay Distillery co-founder Alasdair Day said: "Our new Isle of Raasay Gin puts island quality first – combining carefully chosen botanicals with water from our well and triple distilled Raasay spirit.

"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."