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Raasay Double Cask - Peated

Overall rating
87.04/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB195904
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Casktype
First Fill Chinkapin, First Fill Oloroso
Casknumber
18/62, 19/1440
Number of bottles
573
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060221850698
Bottled for
45th anniversary of Kirsch Whisky
Market
de Germany
Added on
12 nov 2021 9:38 pm by fritzbrause
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 244.00

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29 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Raasay Double Cask - Peated

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.04 points

  1. HarryBG did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    UVP 84,90€

  2. Malti_Maltman scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Impressive. This whisky proves that age doesn't matter. From the youth, apart from the strength and the rough edges, there is not much to be felt.
    The alcohol and smoke are quite present, but both are well integrated.
    The whisky looks absolutely harmonious, but still anything but boring, fine sweetness, fine, dark fruit notes and a great smoke.
    Really something to enjoy. Great casks and great cask management.
    Raasay does a good job.
    I am positively surprised and even enthusiastic. Really impressive.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the malt is challenging
    very interesting
    he needs water
    If I'm in the mood for "interesting" then he's OK with me, otherwise not
    • Nose
      slightly leather and increasing, sea air, coffee?, smoke, cheese decreases, ham, earthy, slightly dark caramel, sweetness

      with water: more leather, more cheese, a note I can't name
    • Taste
      full and powerful on the palate
      Smoke, very spicy, sherry, light oak, a red berry mix, the alcohol tingles

      with water: softer, the spiciness increases again, dried herbs, more berries
    • Finish
      long
      many berries, slightly sherry, slightly tart, menthol or mint, very spicy

      with water: slightly damp cardboard

      almost sticks to the throat

  4. SherryDrone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Fantastic whisky to be honest.

    The label says it is a double cask. Scottish barley malted with Highland peat. First cask is a chinkapin cask and the second an ex-Oloroso sherry cask. Both are first fills.

    59.3% ABV.

    Colour: Dark Amber

    Nose: Very perfumery smoke. Wonderful. Golden syrup, Apricots, Honey almonds, sultanas & plums. Agarwood. More fragrant. A bit of sootiness circles around.

    Palate: Full and mouth coating. Raisins, sultanas, Plums & Figs. Very rich. A bit of sweetness almost like date syrup. Royale. The peat is more elegant, dominant but not edgy. The sherry is not too sweet. Must say this is very good. No point in deducting points because it is young, new, bla bla. Roasted almonds, honeyed oats, mulberry syrup, and a rich maltiness encapsulates.

    Finish: Dry. Medium with black cardamoms, wood spice and sweet smoke.

    The whisky is quite viscous, oily & very mouth coating. Well, go with an open mind & this whisky will win your heart. That’s what makes whisky tasting an enjoyable affair. This one is more like an intense HP but more smoky.

    I could give an 85 as 90 is a benchmark but a new distillery, heart out, and a scintillating marriage of 2 casks, peat, all working harmoniously without any edginess means, it deserves more.

    Brilliant bottling for Kirsch import.

  5. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Raasay got off to a good start. The very young single malt is exactly that, even if it can conceal a little with the peat and the sherry cask. But that's totally fine. You can still drink more than well. However, whether a three-year-old malt should cost €85+ is another topic.

    Full review, alongside six other whisky from the islands: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/26/whisky-island-teil-2/

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