Isle Of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky lightly peated Batch R-02 46.4% 2017/2018

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Distillery Isle of Raasay
Bottler OB
Serie
Bottled for
Distilled date 2017/2018
Bottling date 2021
Country Scotland
Region Isle of Jura
Age 3-4
Cask Type Rye Whiskey, Chinkapin oak, Bordeaux red wine
Cask Number Batch R-02
Alcohol percentage 46.4
Volume 0,70
Condition In orginal Box
Label Perfect
Stock 21

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BOW (87)

Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky: A Captivating Fusion of Tradition and Innovation

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Hebridean Isle of Raasay, the Raasay distillery stands as a testament to the rich whisky heritage of Scotland. Known for its commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new flavor profiles, the distillery has garnered a reputation for producing exceptional whiskies. One expression that showcases their innovative spirit is the Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky, specifically the lightly peated Batch R-02.

Distilled in 2017 and 2018, and bottled in 2021, this release is a celebration of the craftsmanship and dedication of the Raasay distillery. It showcases their meticulous attention to detail and the artistry of their whisky-making process. What sets this expression apart is its unique maturation in a combination of Rye Whiskey, Chinkapin oak, and Bordeaux red wine casks, creating a flavor profile that is both intriguing and complex.

With an alcohol percentage of 46.4%, the Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky lightly peated Batch R-02 captivates the senses from the moment it is poured into the glass. Its golden amber hue reflects the years of maturation and hints at the extraordinary flavors that await.

On the nose, enticing aromas of gentle peat smoke intertwine with notes of ripe fruits, oak spices, and a subtle sweetness reminiscent of red wine. There is a harmonious balance between the smoky and fruity elements, creating an alluring olfactory experience.

Upon the first sip, a symphony of flavors unfolds on the palate. The delicate peat smoke dances with the sweetness of berries and cherries, while hints of vanilla and caramel add depth and richness. The influence of the Rye Whiskey casks brings a touch of spice and complexity, enhancing the overall character of the whisky. The mouthfeel is velvety-smooth, allowing the flavors to linger and evolve.

The finish is long and satisfying, with the smoky notes gradually giving way to a gentle warmth that lingers on the palate. The interplay between the different cask influences leaves a lasting impression, inviting contemplation and exploration.

The Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky lightly peated Batch R-02 is a testament to the distillery's commitment to innovation and their dedication to crafting exceptional whiskies. It combines traditional whisky-making techniques with a bold approach to maturation, resulting in a truly distinctive and memorable drinking experience.

As you raise your glass to savor the Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt Scotch Whisky, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of this island distillery. Let the flavors transport you to the rugged landscapes and untamed beauty of the Hebridean Isle of Raasay. With each sip, immerse yourself in the journey of flavor and discover the remarkable depths of this exceptional whisky.

Official tasting note (87)

The signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt.

Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – are matured separately in first fill Rye whisky, fresh Chinkapin oak and first fill Bordeaux red wine casks.

Lightly peated balanced with rich dark fruit flavours. Honey gold in colour with hints of red wine hues.
Inside This Release

Release Date: September 2021
ABV: 46.4%
Peat Level: Barley 48-52ppm | Residual in Bottle est. 12ppm
Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
Cask Types: First fill ex-Rye Whisky, virgin Chinkapin oak, and first fill Bordeaux red wine
Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated & unpeated spirit
Barley Variety: Concerto
Yeast Type: Distillers’ Yeast

Water Source: Isle of Raasay Distillery 60 metre well on site – Tobar na Bà Baine
Fermentation Time: 3 and 5 day fermentations
Spirit Cut Point: Narrow cut point
Cask Filling Strength: 63.5% abv
Distilled: 22/11/2017 – 27/02/2018
Vatting: 23/07/2021 to 16/08/2021
Bottling: 17/08/2021 to ongoing
Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery


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