Raasay While We Wait Second Edition
The Isle of Raasay distillery began distilling in 2017 and until whisky is released in 2020 they will have some whisky from other distilleries available which is selected by the team at Raasay and Borders and finished by them.
This Raasay While we Wait is the second batch which has been selected from a Highland Distillery, of which many rumours abound, is peaked and finished in Tuscan Red wine casks.
Huge strawberry notes and a mass of tasty manuka honey brings in that slightly dirty earthy smoke, this is a hugely tasty dram, and if this is anything like the style that R&B will be releasing we are all in for a treat.
The second edition seems to be sold out in most places, but the third edition is now available and you can pick one up from a specialist like Master of Malt, or why not go visit the distillery itself which isn’t far from Skye.
Thanks to Raasay and Borders for the sample.
Oh yum the nose on this is delicious and inviting, manuka honey and thick homemade strawberry jam mix together instantly, puffs of dirty smoke, more earthy than coal smoke, with a serious strawberry fruitiness, its haribo strawberries but without the artificial note, and a tang from some black currants also, this is seriously inviting.
There’s that manuka honey and homemade strawberry jam combination again, its think like a good jam also, sticks to the palate, the strawberry again is still to the fore with other jam fruits hiding in there also (blackcurrant, apricot and a hint of marmalade) along with a dose of gentle earthy smoke that sticks to the roof of your mouth and hangs about for while.
That earthy smoke is still there and that strawberry jam sweetness lasts for a good while after.
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