Raasay While We Wait, 46%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This bottling from an unspecified Highland distillery is intended to represent the style of whisky to be produced in the Raasay distillery, currently under construction. Peated to a level of 15ppm, this expression has been finished in Tuscan red wine casks. 4,000 bottles are available. Buttery farmyard aromas, with red berries and a sense of relative youth. Silky on the palate, with intense fruit sweetness and an immediate delivery of very spicy peat. Pepper and peat in a medium-length finish. £55