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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
- 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
- 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.
Smells quite young, little bit metallic, fresh cut grass, barley, light peat, dry red wine, not to refined but interesting nonetheless
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.
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.
- 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).
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).
Citrus, vanilla, smoke, sour, peat, soot, sweet.
Peat, ash, berry, sweet and sour, long, oak, sweet fruit.
- the finish is metallic and bitter proving being a young malt (or spirit)
Nevertheless the taste and nose are quite promising for future releases!
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.
- Rye, cereals.
- Soft, peated whisky with nice caramel finish.
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.
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.
The finish is mid-long which is also a bit bitter. And some spices here, mostly cinnamon.