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Isle of Raasay Distillery Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt Whisky

Isle of Raasay Hebridean Single Malt

Sherry Cask Finished
Single Malt Whisky

Distillery Special Release

Our annual distillery special release is a demonstration of our desire to push the boundaries of Raasay single malt flavour further and to give you a taste of something different to our signature distillery style.

Our distillery special release is our first ever sherry cask finished whisky.

Each bottle has its own unique number; play your timing right and you might get bottle number 1!

Rye and Sherry Double Cask Single Malt

Matured first in the strong foundations of our ex-rye whiskey casks and finished in a combination of ex-Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, this whisky boasts hints of peppery spice, almond, nuts and sweet fruit.

Floral notes along with nutmeg and clove. The perfect festive accompaniment.

Lightly peated - aromatic smoke85%
Sweet dark fruits, raisins, dried figs30%
Savoury spices, black pepper60%
Roasted nuts, hazelnuts35%
A hint of saltiness20%
Maturation Cask
  • Cask Type: Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak ASB 190
  • Capacity: 190 Litres
  • Oak Variety: Quercus Alba American Oak
Finishing Cask
  • Cask Type: Ex Pedro Ximénez & Ex Oloroso Spain Jerez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Capacity: 125 Litres
On all orders over £60.
Of £50 or more by joining our Slàinte Club*.

Inside This Release: The Facts

2022 Edition
2021 Edition

Inside This Release: The Facts
  • Release Date: November 2022
  • ABV: 52%
  • Peat Level: Barley 48-52ppm
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • Maturation Cask Type: First fill Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak
  • Finishing Cask Type: Ex Oloroso & Ex Pedro Ximénez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated spirit
  • Barley Variety: Concerto
  • Yeast Type: Distillers’ Yeast
  • 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
  • Distilled: 17/09/2018 – 24/09/2018
  • Vatting: 21/09/2022
  • Bottling: 12/10/2022 – 11/11/2022
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
  • Number of Bottles: 8,556

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release 2022 Edition

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release – Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt, 2022 Edition, 52% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered – 1 x 70cl (bottle)

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Inside This Release: The Facts
  • Release Date: November 2021
  • ABV: 52%
  • Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
  • Maturation Cask Type: First fill Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak
  • Finishing Cask Type: Ex Oloroso & Ex Pedro Ximénez Sherry Quarter Cask 125
  • Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated spirit
  • Barley Variety: Peated Concerto, 48 PPM
  • Yeast Type: Distillers’ Yeast
  • 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
  • Distilled: 17/09/2018 – 19/09/2018
  • Vatting: 22/10/2021
  • Bottling: 10/11/2021 – 18/11/2021
  • Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
  • Number of Bottles: Expected Out-turn 8,000-10,000

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release 2021 Edition

Isle of Raasay Distillery Special Release – Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt, 2021 Edition, 52% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered – 1 x 70cl (bottle)

Stockists

Award Winning Virtual Tastings

Learn more about the flavours from our six signature casks as part of our award-winning virtual tastings.

Order your tasting pack with 6 x 5cl cask strength samples today. A flavour discovery journey like no other.

Distillery Tours

April – October: 
Available Monday – Sunday.
Advanced booking recommended.

November – March: 
Please visit our Winter Tour Times & Opening Dates 2022/23 blog for more information.

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Shop & Bar

April – October:
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – Late

November – March: 
Please visit our Winter Tour Times & Opening Dates 2022/23 blog for more information.

Sample Menu >> Winter Opening >>

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!