Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
R&B Distillers (R&BD)
Bottling serie
2018 Release
Tuscan Red Wine Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 Oct 2018 8:20 am by Synehan

Average value

€ 66.81

3 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Raasay While We Wait

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.24 points

  1. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 + 23 + 22 + 21 = 88 - The smoke in red is sometimes very beautiful, the pair is good, almost like a chimney in sherry. That's only if the wine does not bulge sour and barrel delicious. And if you still round up with age and give a barrel fortress for aromatics, so is a general bomb. But the guys cheated and reassured the batch to 46% (which, in principle, is also not bad). Well, age is not enough, although it was never a problem for chimneys. In general, everything is very good. I am simply not a strong admirer of blatant chimneys and not a strong admirer of vinischa principle, but sometimes it so beautifully enriches molt that it is good to

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Quite an interesting whisky for a fair price. Fun to drink and a nice sign for things to come out of this new distillery. Overall for that price you can buy a fun and interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smells quite young, little bit metallic, fresh cut grass, barley, light peat, dry red wine, not to refined but interesting nonetheless
    • Taste
      86 86
      It's got a young wilderness, the red wine and the drieness is quite obvious so is the light peat (campfire peat if you ask me) and the fact it is not an old whisky. Not very refined but fun.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is quite oak and red wine driven. Very dry. Light taste of chocolate and again peat but this time more of an ash taste. Tingles a bit then is a bit metallic again.

  3. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly nice and tasty whisky. Unexpectedly, as for such an age. Distillation is felt, but without angularity and skew. Equal at all stages of whisky. Wine notes are harmoniously intertwined. Very drinkable (would like to have a bottle at the bar).
    • Nose
      87 87
      The aroma immediately fills everything around, fresh, citrus, bacon, sulphurous, farm notes, rye bread, boiled egg, a hint of peat, grain on the current, earthy, processed cheese with a taste of bacon, salted butter, delicate smoke, grapes. A little later - grapefruit, vanilla, sweeter. Standing, the aroma becomes extremely subtle and pleasant (the score increases significantly).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Citrus, vanilla, smoke, sour, peat, soot, sweet.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, ash, berry, sweet and sour, long, oak, sweet fruit.

  4. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    the finish is metallic and bitter proving being a young malt (or spirit)
    Nevertheless the taste and nose are quite promising for future releases!

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This is NOT a new make from Raasay. Rather, a tormented and an untitled single malt a Highland distillery was wedded together and then gefinished in the barrels mentioned. Therefore, this bottling may well call single malt.

    Raasay's first single malt will hit the market in 2020 and can currently be preordered for £ 99 per bottle.

  6. Sander79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Rye, cereals.
    Young, easy.

  8. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. mok scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Soft, peated whisky with nice caramel finish.

  10. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly peaty. Red fruit, such as red grapes and red berries. A whiff of cheese. Then it gets fresher. Oranges. Followed by butterscotch. But is somewhat restrained. A hint of vanilla. And white grape peels.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet here, sweeter than expected from the nose. Sweet honey, some sugary sweetness too, which reminds me of sugar water. Red grapes again, but also strawberries and red berries. Red cherries even. Somewhat smoky but really in the background. A bitter edge in the end, but not too bad. Grapefruit? Somewhat drying.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long which is also a bit bitter. And some spices here, mostly cinnamon.


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