Isle of Raasay Distillery unveils final expression before its inaugural Single Malt release

Isle of Raasay Distillery has unveiled the fifth and final instalment of its While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky series, ahead of its inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt release later this year.

Raasay While We Wait – Last Orders (rsp: £45) ends the distillery’s five-year countdown towards the release of its first legal single malt Scotch Whisky.

The Last Orders release combines peated and unpeated spirit expressions to provide whisky drinkers with “an accurate representation of the tastes and flavour to expect from the Isle of Raasay’s inaugural spirit”.

The spirit is matured in bourbon barrels and finished in first and second-fill Tuscan red wine French oak casks for 18 months.

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 distilleries. It is located between the Isle of Skye and Scotland’s west coast. The distillery’s vision is to create “the finest Hebridean single malt Scotch whisky”.

The newcomer is available to purchase via its website and Master of Malt.

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