ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY CALLS LAST ORDERS ON
Isle of Raasay Distillery today unveiled the fifth and final instalment of its While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky series, ahead of the island’s highly anticipated inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt release later this year.
Raasay While We Wait – Last Orders ends the distillery’s five-year countdown towards the releasing of the first legal single malt Scotch Whisky from an island rooted in centuries of expertise.
The Last Orders release combines peated and unpeated spirit expressions to provide discerning whisky drinkers with an accurate representation of the tastes and flavour to expect from the Isle of Raasay’s inaugural spirit. Matured in bourbon barrels and finished in first and second fill Tuscan red wine French oak casks for 18 months, Last Orders imparts a bounty of dark fruit flavours and character. This lightly peated, fruity single malt offers smokiness on first nosing, a dry peatiness on the palate, and a dash of orange zest from the nose, with an oaky and buttery finish.
Co-founder Alasdair Day said: “This fifth and final release of our While We Wait series is a highly significant step forward for our distillery. Our team are constantly looking to push the boundaries of whisky making, exploring the effect that different finishes and casks have on the flavour profile, and this spirit is the perfect embodiment of our ethos.
“Raasay While We Wait – Last Orders marks the last opportunity to purchase a piece of history, to be a part of our journey and to enjoy the final release of something we are very proud of as we look forward to bottling our inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt later this year.”
Isle of Raasay Distillery is one of Scotland’s newest, pioneering distilleries. Located between the Isle of Skye and Scotland’s spectacular west coast, Isle of Raasay Distillery’s vision is to create the finest Hebridean single malt Scotch whisky and fully immerse whisky lovers in the Raasay experience at its five-star visitor centre and Victorian guesthouse with spectacular views of Skye’s Cuillin peaks.
Raasay While We Wait: Last Orders is priced at £45 and available to purchase on raasaydistillery.com and Master of Malt. Customers can also pre-order the Inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt via https://raasaydistillery.com/product/raasay-single-malt-inaugural-release-70cl/
Raasay While We Wait Tasting Notes
A welcome smokiness on first nosing, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. With more time; pear, tangerine and melon.
Dry peatiness on the palate, mixed in with red wine notes. A good dash of orange zest from the nose.
Oaky and buttery finish.
Pairs well with Sconser scallops, smoked salmon, game, grouse, woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis.
With its sweeping views of the Isle of Skye’s Cuillin peaks, stunning forest trails, secluded beaches, and iconic flat-topped peak offering dramatic views of Skye’s famous vistas, Raasay is best known as the birthplace of celebrated Gaelic poet, the late Sorley MacLean, and Queen Victoria’s first piper, Angus Mackay.
The Isle of Raasay Distillery is producing island single malt Scotch whisky.
- Capacity: 188,000 LPA
- Mash Tun: 1 Tonne
- Washback Size: 6 x 5,000 L
- Fermentation Time: up to 118 hours
- Wash Still: 5,000 L
- Spirit Still: 3,600 L
- Maturation: All maturation takes place on the Isle of Raasay.