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Overall rating
82.31/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
R&B Distillers (R&BD)
Bottling serie
3rd Release
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Finished in Tuscan Red Wine Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060221850148
Added on
26 Aug 2017 11:44 am by Zjoske
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.62

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Whisky Reviews for Raasay While We Wait

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.31 points

  1. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Could be a good starting point for the "grown up" Raasay whisky ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sugar beet syrup, pumpernickel, very sweet
    • Taste
      84 84
      There is a little smoke, very moderate, earthy notes, creamy, sweet, malty, grainy and also 'red' like red autumn berries
    • Finish
      78 78
      Somewhat flat in the finish, again slightly smoky, somewhat musty vaulted cellar

  2. DramJammin scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Has really surprised me now.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Shining gold with a light reddish tint

      Nose:
      A nice, thick caramel and custard welcome you. Pickled berries. A touch of gum and slightly sour tangerine. A really great nose. With a little time in the glass it gets sweeter. Sugared raisins, sweet grapes and plum liqueur.
    • Taste
      In the beginning really spicy cereal notes. Nutty bitterness and a nice smoke trail. In the taste less sweet, more sour and dry. Reminiscent of a dry red wine. With berries, a little licorice and slightly salty lye pastry. The 46% are great with whisky.
    • Finish
      Medium long and rather spicy. Will neatly dry and nutty. Espresso and some smoke.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/a-peak-at-raasay/

    RE: Batch 7, a 1yo spirit at 15ppm, matured in bourbon with an ex-red wine finish.

    N&T: A well rounded malt that appears far less resinous against similar comparable young spirits from other new distilleries. Could that be the red wine effect, a la Cotswolds? The nose possesses a semblance of a drying maturity.

    F: Later I pick up a touch of dry oaky cream. Super finish actually, considering.

    C: Another impressive & characterful young spirit that will soon to be turning into whisky.

    Scores a C-

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    good and with hope for the future!

    21 21 20 21

  7. GlenAli scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nice start for R & B Distillers, if not their original material
    • Nose
      Wild berries from the bush, such as sour wine, mixed rosé and red, heather grass, a hint of sulfur / smoked aromas further back, dried strawberries, light honey and toffee
    • Taste
      Here, too, mixed the same, red and rosé wine, with almost a kind of carbon dioxide also, cinnamon, heather grass, oregano, thyme, rosemary, grapefruit, unripe raspberries and strawberries, vanilla and cinnamon
    • Finish
      The smoked aromas again more, dry-smoked, dry berries, oregano, medium-dark malt, medium-long

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Quite a good starter for Raasay, reminds me of Talisker Port Ruighe and GlenDronach Peated Port Wood.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet wine (some sweet red/rose wine), dried red fruits (strawberries, raspberries), berries, hints of vanilla, hints of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet wine, unripe strawberries and raspberries, cinnamon, getting dry and a bit bitter, some spicyness.
    • Finish
      Medium. Hints of BBQ with red fruits, dry smoky oak.  

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