Raasay 2018

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Makar's Malt
Calculated age
03 years old
1st fill Bordeaux red wine cask
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Here's Tae Ye
Bottled for
International Women's Day 2021
Added on
07 Mar 2021 12:00 pm by Long_John_Silver
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 75.00

30 × in wishlist

2 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Raasay 2018

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.00 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    and once again a great example of greed for money! it was logical that things would go around here again in terms of price, but 8 times as much ?! £ 75 issue price! 595 pounds on the market ?! incredibly disgusting and despicable. unfortunately this price is also paid and the screw turns and turns and turns

    the seller did not give 98 points? I do not understand ! wouldn't that be better when selling?

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The Makar's Malt, a limited edition single cask single malt whisky marking the end of celebrated Scottish poet Jackie Kay’s tenure as The Scots Makar.

    The co-founder of Raasay Distillary has been celebrating a collaboration between two of Scotland’s oldest arts – poetry and whisky making.to mark International Women’s Day.

    Following a tender process arranged by the Scotch Whisky Association, the Distillery was selected to create and bottle The Makar’s Malt, a limited edition single cask single malt whisky marking the end of celebrated Scottish poet Jackie Kay’s tenure as The Scots Makar.

    The Hebridean manufacturer worked closely with the Makar to choose a special single cask bottling which will feature a poem written by Jackie Kay, entitled Here’s Tae Ye!, on it’s label. For every bottle sold, 10% will be donated to Glasgow’s Women’s Library, a charity chosen by The Makar, which as well as being a lending library, is an archive about women’s lives dating back to the 1930s.

    Alasdair Day, co-founder of Isle of Raasay Distillery said: ‘It is particularly poignant that we are celebrating Jackie Kay’s outstanding tenure as Scots Makar on International Women’s Day with a single cask bottling from the Isle of Raasay, birthplace of the late Gaelic poet, Sorley MacLean.

    ‘The Isle of Raasay Distillery are very proud to be the first distillery chosen to work with The Scots Makar on this historic single cask release – a fruity, lightly peated dram that has been matured in one of our signature first fill Bordeaux red wine casks.’

    The Makar’s Malt has been released in what is hoped will be the start of a new tradition for future Scots Makars. Jackie Kay is the third Makar to have been appointed by the Scottish Government in 2016, her tenure ending in March 2021.


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