R&B Distillers have released a new video which uses aerial footage to explore the site of their new distillery on the tiny island of Raasay.

R&B Distillers, who hope to have the distillery and state-of-the-art visitor centre ready to open in January 2017, have released the footage showing the proposed site of the new distillery on the tiny Hebridean island off the coast of Skye.

The development would become the island’s first legal distillery and is expected to generate employment for eleven of the island’s 120 residents.

The creation of a state-of-the-art visitor experience centre and luxury accommodation – which will include the restoration of the island’s currently derelict Victorian hotel, Borodale House – is hoped to put Raasay on the map for whisky lovers around the globe.

Driven by a desire to make ‘handcrafted whiskies of uncommon provenance’, R&B Distillers hope to release the first batch of Raasay whisky by 2020 and produce up to 150,000 bottles of whisky a year thereafter.

Around 12,000 people are expected to visit the Raasay Distillery in its first year, where tourists and whisky enthusiasts alike can witness the craft distilling process first hand.

A private tasting room and public café bar will offer uninterrupted views of the Cuillin mountain range while five luxury en-suite rooms in the restored Borodale House will be exclusively available to members of the Distillery’s ‘Na Tùsairean’ club; Scots Gaelic for ‘the pioneers’.

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