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Isle of Raasay Distillery - Distillery of the Year Release
Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year 2022

Special Release

Distillery of the Year

Honouring our success at the Scottish Whisky Awards last year when we were crowned Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year, we are delighted to bring you this limited edition, ‘Distillery of the Year’ release.

Distilled in August 2018, bottled in August 2023, this whisky is the oldest liquid we have released to date.

Quercus humboltii Cask Matured Whisky

This whisky is our unpeated spirit matured in ex Four Roses bourbon casks before a second maturation in Quercus humboldtii oak and offers delicious notes of vanilla and butterscotch with a long finish of crème brûlée.

This release is exclusively available to buy from our UK and international trade partners. Visit our stockist map via this link

 

Vanilla & Butterscotch85%
Sugar caramel30%
Crème brûlée60%
Black cherries35%
Savoury spice20%
First Maturation
  • Cask Type: Ex Bourbon and Tennessee Four Roses US Kentucky American Oak ASB 190 Litres
  • Capacity: 190 Litres
  • Oak Variety: American Oak
Second Maturation
  • Cask Type: Virgin Oak Colombian Oak ASB 200 Litres
  • Capacity: 200 Litres
  • Oak Variety: Quercus humboldtii Colombian Oak
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Inside This Release: The Facts

Distillery of the Year Release

Inside This Release: The Facts
  • Release Date: September 2023
  • ABV: 50.7%
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • First Maturation Cask Type: Ex Bourbon and Tennessee Four Roses US Kentucky American Oak ASB 190 Litres
  • Second Maturation Cask Type: Virgin Oak Colombian Oak ASB 200 Litres
  • Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay unpeated spirit
  • Barley Variety: Concerto
  • 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: 75% to 67%
  • Cask Filling Strength: 63.5% abv
  • Distilled: 16/08/2018 – 21/08/2018
  • Vatting: August 2023
  • Bottling: August 2023
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
  • Number of Bottles:  9,500

Isle of Raasay Distillery - Distillery of the Year Release

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release – Distillery of the Year, matured in ex Four Roses bourbon casks, second maturation in Quercus humboldtii virgin oak casks, single malt Scotch whisky, 50.7% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered – 1 x 70cl (bottle)

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Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Reviews

Such an amazing dram from a fairly new distillery. Subtle smoke and dark fruits. Beautiful 🥃
David

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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.

Our zesty, smooth and refreshing Isle of Raasay Gin combines an exciting selection of ten Raasay and traditional botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, rhubarb root and our double distilled spirit.

Enjoy a warm island welcome at our award-winning visitor centre and whisky hotel, Borodale House. Discover our tour options and book today, or better still, wake up in the Isle of Raasay Distillery for an unforgettable experience!