Co-founder Alasdair Day's inspiration comes from the discovery of a family cellar book that once belonged to his great-grandfather, containing some well-kept blending secrets.
R&B’s roots in both the Scottish Borders and the Hebrides are physically embodied by Alasdair. His great-grandfather, Allan Macdonald, hailed from the Hebrides. His other great-grandfather, Richard Day, was a whisky blender in the Border town of Coldstream with a heritage dating back to 1820.
Raasay is a small island just off the coast of Skye. The island of Skye is known for its stunning landscape, food and Talisker. The Borders has not seen a whisky distillery since 1837, and the Isle of Raasay Distillery will be the first ever legal one on the island of 120 residents.