Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
R&B Distillers (R&BD)
Bottling serie
3rd Release
Finished in Tuscan Red Wine Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 aug 2017 11:44 am by Zjoske

Average value

€ 54.43

2 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Raasay While We Wait

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.05 points.

  1. Dorain scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    A drinkable whisky, but only once and it's no fun by the glass.

  2. Merl scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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

  4. DramJammin scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

      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.

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur


    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-

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

    good and with hope for the future!

    21 21 20 21

  9. GlenAli scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  10. LiquidThoughts 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

  11. Goethe scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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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