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Raasay While We Wait (First Release)

(70cl, 46%)

Raasay While We Wait (First Release)

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Rassay While We Wait 1st Bottling Note

The Raasay distillery on the tiny Hebridean island of Rasaay is quite a long way off at the time of writing (plans are set for it to open in 2015), but the folks behind it are more than eager to show off their whisky-making chops and have released the Rasaay While We Wait single malt. What they've done here is blend two single malts from the same undisclosed distillery, one peated and one unpeated, then finish it in Tuscan wine casks!

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Raasay While We Wait (First Release) Reviews


Superb for the age!! Can't wait for the innaugral release

25th July 2020

Great whiskey fantastic flavour

Fantastic drink, great flavour I would recommend it.

22nd June 2020

Good but overpriced

A very smooth and balanced combination (mustn't say blend!) of two malt expressions with a great fruity nose and long on the tongue. But it is a marketing ploy to talk up the future Raasay and, however enjoyable, probably not worth paying the premium price. Lovely to receive as a gift though!

29th December 2018

Spot On.

Smooth, hint of peat with faint smoke and berries taste.

13th December 2018


This is a wonderful whiskey. Very smooth on the palate, yet with a peaty note and citrus. Really really good. Thank you, Glenys, for getting it for me

4th March 2018

Not Rough at All

I want to revise my review. I realise now my pallet was jaded as I had a terrible viral infection.

I wrote below, on 16th December, that it was fiery and rough. I thoroughly retract that statement. It is a bit fiery but it is utterly delicious too. It is smooth and full of interesting notes. A wonderful malt whisky.

17th January 2018


Tasted this during a tasting at the Scottish Whisky Experience. I loved it. Tastes rosy and smoky. But I always loved smoky Whiskies. The other people I was with did not really like it so I guess it is an acquired taste. Certainly not for everyone. I would advise a sample/dram before buying a bottle.

7th January 2018

Fiery and Rough

I think it probably needs to be left at the back of the cupboard for another 10 years. It struck me as rough, with no smooth edges anywhere. Not a whisky you would want to roll about your mouth. Fiery and rough is how I would describe it. I have never had anything quite like it!

16th December 2017

Just right

Love this whisky, had tried it at a few whisky shows and decided to get my own bottle. Perfect as an in between dram when you're not willing to go to either end of the scale in terms of smokiness, and the red wine cask finish cuts through with balancing fruit notes. Very smooth and easy drinking! Going to get another couple of bottles as go-to Christmas presents.

30th October 2017

Imagine the smell of ground-up plasterboard

Woah, this stuff tastes like the smell of plasterboard ground up and mixed with water. Can't get the smell out my nose, it doesn't get any rougher than this stuff, so bad in fact it makes 'Dalwhinnie winters gold' taste great in comparison

30th September 2017


put simply an awfull taste and smell. could put you off whisky for life.

16th September 2017

Michael Hird.

This malt whisky was a Christmas present from my son what.a wonderful malt whisky the first taste just wonderful mike hird

5th January 2017


A very accomplished and smooth tasting whisky, with an unusual pink tinge

18th September 2016

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