The Isle of Raasay Distillery has appointed South San Francisco based ImpEx Beverages as their new Exclusive US Importer.
The inspiration for the Isle of Raasay Single Malt came from some older styles of Hebridean Single Malts. Styles that had been lost through the ages and are not as prevalent anymore. This became the inspiration for the Isle of Raasay Distillery signature flavor profile: a lightly peated whisky, balanced with rich dark fruit flavors
ImpEx Beverages launches Isle of Raasay Single Malt in November 2022 with four expressions, their flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt Whisky, bottled at 46.4% abv., and three Lightly Peated Single Casks (ex-Bordeaux, ex-Rye, and Chinkapin).
When asked about the partnership, William Dobbie, Commercial Director, Isle of Raasay Distillery stated, “We are very excited to be partnering with ImpEx, who have had many successful years building spirits brands in the USA. The Isle of Raasay Distillery team and I are delighted to be working with ImpEx and bringing our island spirits to US shores. ”
Sam Filmus, President, ImpEx Beverages stated, “Isle of Raasay Distillery and its team are dedicated to their rich history and live their story. ImpEx Beverages is delighted to partner with them to share this story with the US and amaze the palates of US consumers with this very special liquid.”
Every drop of Isle of Raasay Spirit is lovingly produced, matured, and bottled on Raasay.
Isle of Raasay Single Malt will be available at specialty retailers across the United States. For more information on this amazing Single Malt including where to buy please contact us at Office@ImpExBev.com.
About Isle of Raasay Distillery
Co-founders Bill Dobbie and Alasdair Day first met in 2013 and formed R&B Distillers with the common goal of building Scotland’s leading artisanal distillery. Focusing on local production, provenance, quality, and doing things differently.
By 2015, they had identified the Isle of Raasay as providing the ingredients for the perfect spirit, and planning permission to begin work revitalizing the Isle of Raasay’s nineteenth century Borodale House into a state-of-the-art distillery, visitor center, and luxury accommodation was granted in 2016.
Starting with a blank sheet of paper, they set about designing a distillery to create exceptional whisky that develops elegance, complexity, and depth early on in the maturation process and a handcrafted Hebridean gin that encapsulates Raasay’s style, character and impressive geological variety.
Since its establishment, the Isle of Raasay Distillery has brought job opportunities to the island, worked closely with other local businesses and become embedded in the island’s tight-knit community.
Part of the distillery’s ethos is to produce, mature, bottle and market every drop of spirit directly from the island. This seeks to maximize the influence of the island on the spirit, and the distillery on the island. To quote the inimitable Whisky Writer Dave Broom at our distillery opening: ‘we are not just making alcohol, we are making spirit.’
The distillery now employs more than 25 people on the island and the average age of the Raasay workforce is approximately 30 years old. An early indicator of creating inter-generational values and making sure this special island of 161 people continues to thrive.
We can’t wait for you to come and visit our wonderful island and enjoy our Hebridean spirits for yourself.
About ImpEx Beverages
In 2008, ImpEx Beverages was founded with the vision to import premium and rare Spirits from around the world, with a special emphasis on the best of what Scotland has to offer.
Today, ImpEx boasts an impressive portfolio, including some of the most notable small to medium sized distilleries and independent bottlers; importing Whisky, Gin, Rum, and Mezcal from Scotland, Wales, Japan, Israel, Mexico, England, and India with future anticipated additions from unexpected destinations. ImpEx also features a fine line of Liqueurs and Cordials produced in the US.