Wednesday, July 19, 2017


R&B Distillers, have announced the appointment of their first distiller, for the new Isle of Raasay Distillery, which is due to open in September.

Following a search which spanned the globe, the brand has appointed Iain Robertson as its first ever distiller.

Iain Robertson, Isle of Raasay Distillery's First Distiller

Iain, is a recent Honours graduate of the Heriot Watt Brewing and Distilling school. During his studies, he took a placement at North British grain distillery and worked at Edinburgh’s The Scotch Whisky Experience as a tour guide.

Not only is Iain formally educated in the art and science of distilling but is innovative and enthusiastic about respectfully pushing the boundaries of the spirit. Iain will be relocating to the small island of Raasay to join the team.

Last month, R&B Distillers announced that they were undertaking barley trials, alongside the build project of their new distillery. To establish whether it would be possible to grow and ripen barley, suitable for whisky making, on the island.

Posted by Steve Rush