Raasay Whisky Second Release is Out And is Almost Entirely Sold

Proud to pioneer handcrafted whiskies of uncommon provenance, Raasay Whisky, an exciting new whisky brand by Raasay distillery, has launched the second release of its premium whisky ‘While We Wait’.

Raasay distillery released its first release back in December 2015. The 8-weeks finished whisky presentation received a warm welcome. Fast forward to February 2017, Raasay have released its Second Release. The 18-months finished 46% strong single malt. According to whisky critics, the second release has a smoother and richer taste – every sip certain to transport the drinker to the rugged island of Raasay.

With While We Wait, Raasay Whisky Distillers have crafted a single malt whisky by bringing together two expressions from one distillery: one peated, one unpeated. This precise combination is a tantalising prediction of the flavours that will be produced at the new distillery on the Isle of Rasaay, off the remote west coast of Isle of Skye. The smoky peat aroma is softened in the finishing process which occurs in French oak Tuscan red wine casks and results in a unique, lightly fruity aroma and a heather hue.

You can order the Second Release Raasay whisky online but don’t leave it for too long, the 1,974 release is almost completely sold out!

For those looking to be a part of this fascinating whisky story, R&B Distillers offer membership to their Na Tùsairean club (Scots Gaelic for ‘The Pioneers’) – an exclusive offering for whisky aficionados. The inaugural 100 casks of Raasay whisky will be bottled exclusively for Na Tùsairean members who will receive one bottle each year for ten years, gradually acquiring a rare collection of R&B Whisky. Members will also receive miniatures so they can experience a dram of the whisky without breaking into their collector’s bottle, and exclusive rights to stay at the distillery’s luxury accommodation.

Raasay Whisky While We Wait by Raasay Distillery

Raasay Whisky While We Wait

Raasay Distillery Whisky ‘While We Wait’ Tasting Notes

Aroma:

Surprisingly very little smoke on the nose but instead light fruity notes come through.

Colour:

Natural colour, heather tinted imparted from Tuscan red wine oak casks. Taste: Instantly there is peat smoke and spice (a distant campfire, black pepper, liquorice, oak and then the sea breeze) slowly this is balanced with the dry fruit from the Tuscan red wine casks (black currant, blackberry, raspberry and cherries).

Finish:

A long lingering finish.

Food Pairings:

Pairs well with Sconser Scallops, Smoked Salmon, game, grouse, woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis. ABV: 46% Non-Chill Filtered Year released: November 2015 – 1st Release Limited Edition

Raasay Whisky Borders by Raasay Distillery

Raasay Whisky Borders

Raasay Distillery Whisky ‘Borders’ TASTING NOTES:

Aroma:

Prominent sherry notes on the nose, hints of sugar-coated nuts.

Colour:

Natural colour, lightly golden taken from sherry finishing casks.

Taste:

Surprisingly dry on the palate with the sherry influences dominating. Walnuts balanced with vanilla, herbaceous and floral notes coming through towards the end, and just a touch of warm spice.

Finish:

Lingering, dry and complex.

Food Pairings:

Pairs well with Cocoa Black dark praline chocolates. ABV: 51.7% Non-Chill Filtered Year released: November 2015 – 1st Release Limited Edition

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