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Isle of Raasay Single Malt

Isle of Raasay Single Malt

$96.99

This bottle was featured on Day 21 of our 2022 KWM Whisky Calendar

Also available in Mini / 50ml bottles

This is the first single malt from the Isle of Raasay Distillery to find its way to Canada, release R-01. Produced from 100% Scottish concerto barley, peated to 48-52ppm and matured in a mix of First fill ex-Rye Whiskey, virgin Chinkapin oak, and first-fill Bordeaux red wine and bottled at 46.4%. The whisky is matured and bottled on the Isle of Raasay without chill filtering or added colouring.

From The Producer

“As part of our unique six-part maturation, we run peated and unpeated spirit at different times of the year and mature these two spirit types separately in three distinct varieties of oak casks – ex-Rye Whiskey, virgin Chinkapin oak, and ex-Bordeaux red wine.

Once we have selected casks ready for bottling, we vat the six recipe casks together (in varying proportions) to develop the complexity, depth and elegance we are looking to achieve. It is then bottled as our signature lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt (coming out in May 2021). 

This six cask maturation policy provides us with six different styles of whisky from our single distillery, and when vatted together in the correct proportions, gives the elegance, complexity and depth of a much older whisky.”

700ml ml

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Region:Scotland > Islands
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Evan’s Tasting Note (Mini Bottle – L00827)

Nose: Brine and lemon infused olive oil, newly bailed hay, raspberry jam, cherry cordial, ozone-driven coastal and peat notes, orange marmalade and milk chocolate covered almonds.

Palate: Salty, sweet, and malty with fresh parsley, honey lozenges, light oak spices, candied ginger, saltwater taffy, peanut brittle, and cranberry sauce.

Finish: Fruity, sweet, and salty.

Comment: This is a solid coastal dram from a very promising young distillery. The peat is there as a companion to the malt and is not used to cover up rough edges. There is some deft blending at play here.

Andrew's Tasting Note (From Batch R-01)

Nose: green, grassy and malty; salty and subtly smoky with pickle juice and olive brine; spicy and citrussy with langoustines and kelp drying on the beach.

Palate: thick, malty and creamy with building toasted oak, honey, and spices; soft ashy peat with loads more salty tones: olives, langoustines, and beach bonfires; still a touch grassy with leather and dried fruits creeping in; citrus and a bit more pickle juice.

Finish: shortish with juicy malt, toasted oak, gentle peat, and spices; a touch of leather along with seafood-y notes and Mezcal.

Comment: a promising start and sign of things to come to this malt grows on you with every sip; the unique packaging is pretty cool too.

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