Raasay While We Wait
Peated Single Malt
Raasay & Borders Distillers // Islands, Scotland
To get to the Isle of Raasay, an island of about 120 inhabitants, one travels by boat from the neighboring Isle of Skye. It's home to the Dùn Caan, a distinctively flat-topped volcanic hill, and will be the future home to the island's first legal distillery. With construction beginning in 2016, it will be a long wait before the distillery begins production, hence this release: Raasay While We Wait. It's a blend of unpeated and peated single malt sourced from the same (undisclosed) distillery, then finished in Tuscan wine French oak casks from three vineyards that produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. First released in November 2015, this limited edition whisky is non-chill-filltered without added color and bottled at 46% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-Cabernet Sauvignon and ex-Cabernet Franc wine French oak