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Raasay Single Malt - Dùn Cana Sherry Quarter Cask Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt

Dùn Cana Sherry Quarter Cask Release

Introducing Dùn Cana – Sherry Quarter Cask Release, a new whisky encompassing the prowess of Raasay’s mighty volcanic mountain. 66 million years in the making, we’re delighted to introduce this new release into our single malt range.

An annual release with each edition offering slight points of difference in cask composition or age. Limited in quantity and available globally, with the First Edition only 14,000 bottles worldwide (5,000 in UK). 52% abv, natural colour and non-chill filtered.

Sherry Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Peated and unpeated spirit matured first in the strong foundations of our American rye casks with a second maturation in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, this whisky exudes peppery spice, dried sultanas and hints of vanilla with a finish of lingering salty chocolate and a light hint of aromatic wood smoke.

Rich dried fruit, sultanas85%
Vanilla toffee30%
Roasted nuts60%
White pepper & sea salt35%
Aromatic wood smoke20%
First Maturation Casks
  • Cask Type: Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak ASB 190
  • Capacity: 190 Litres
  • Oak Variety: Quercus Alba American Oak
Second Maturation Casks
  • Cask Type: Ex Pedro Ximénez & Ex Oloroso Spain Jerez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Capacity: 125 Litres
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Inside This Release: The Facts

First Edition - 2023

  • Release Date: November 2023
  • ABV: 52%
  • Peat Level: Barley 48-52ppm | Residual PPM in bottle: Estimated 6ppm – to be confirmed when full analysis complete
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • First Maturation Cask Type: First fill Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak
  • Second Maturation Cask Type: Ex Oloroso (50%) & Ex Pedro Ximénez (50%) Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated (55%) and unpeated (45%) spirit
  • Prior distillery – first maturation rye casks: Woodford Reserve
  • Bodega – second maturation Oloroso and PX sherry casks: Bodega Jose y Miguel Martin
  • Barley Variety: Concerto & Arbikie laureate barley
  • Yeast Type: MW
  • Water Source: Isle of Raasay Distillery 60 metre well on site – Tobar na Bà Baine
  • Fermentation Time: 3 and 5 day fermentations
  • Spirit Cut Point: Narrow cut point
  • Cask Filling Strength: 63.5% abv
  • Distillation Date of Youngest Spirit: 25 November 2019 (3YO – 3 years 11 months)
  • Distillation Date of Oldest Spirit: 14 January 2019 (4YO – 4 years 10 months)
  • First Maturation Vatting: 04/04/2023
  • Second Maturation Vatting: 13/10/2023
  • Bottling: November 2023
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
  • Number of Bottles: Approximately 14,000

Dùn Cana Sherry Quarter Cask Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Isle of Raasay Distillery Dùn Cana Sherry Quarter Cask Release, matured in American rye casks with a second maturation in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, single malt Scotch whisky, 52% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered – 1 x 70cl

UK & US Delivery Only: Raasay Single Malt – Dùn Cana Sherry Quarter Cask Release is currently only available to order online to the UK and select US states. Visit Delivery & Returns for more information. European customers will be able to purchase Dùn Cana via our European distributors in the coming months. Visit our stockists map for information on your local distributor.

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And the Name?

‘Dùn’ is Gaelic for an elevated stronghold. The word has been commonly adopted across Scotland in place names such as ‘Dùn’dee, ‘Dùn’keld, ‘Dùn’fermline and ‘Dùn’add in Argyll. Island legend holds that ‘Cana’ was an island warrior who took to the highest point on Raasay for his stronghold and lookout. The island peak named after Cana became ‘Dùn Cana’ – pronounced ‘Doon Caa-nuh’.

Our island is our constant inspiration and feeds the essence of everything we do, so we are honouring our Hebridean home and its iconic mountain with this brand new single malt release.

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Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Reviews

Beautiful whisky. Delicate flavours and a beautiful colour. A good one to share with friends. Bottle is so special with fossil shapes moulded into it . I love it
Iona Dairon

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The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, provides the ingredients for the perfect dram. Our lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt is an expression of this magical place.

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