ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY WINS SCOTTISH DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR AND TOURISM DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 2022
The 4th annual Scottish Whisky Awards revealed the winners from its comprehensive competition that included the blind tasting of nearly 200 Scotch whiskies and the assessment of product from 61 Scottish distilleries and independent bottlers.
The ultimate award of the night, Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year, sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, was presented to Isle of Raasay Hebridean Distillers. Their award was presented in recognition of their efforts to create a new destination in Raasay and in their work producing a new and exciting range of Single Malt Scotch. They also collected the award Tourism Destination of the Year which was sponsored by Dentons.
Graeme Dempster, Account Executive of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, commented;
“Very many congratulations to Isle of Raasay Distillery and to all the whisky producers selected in the Scottish Whisky Awards. We are delighted to support the event and provide our own contribution to celebrating and rewarding the Scotch whisky industry as they progress their ambitions at home and abroad.”
Chair of the Judging Panel, Professor Alan Wolstenholme, commented:
“Very many congratulations to all winners who were presented with their awards here tonight. The Scotch whisky industry has united on St Andrews Day once more with a goal to work together to promote and celebrate Scotch as the whisky of choice at home and across the world.”
Co-founder and Master Distiller at Isle of Raasay Distillery, Alasdair Day said:
“We are honoured and delighted to receive this amazing accolade from the judges at the Scottish Whisky Awards. It is recognition of the herculean effort delivered by our entire team this year. We look forward to welcoming more visitors to our island distillery, staying in our luxury accommodation and enjoying our Isle of Raasay Hebridean single malt scotch whisky”.