Isle of Raasay Core Batch R0.01

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
The Isle of Raasay Core Batch R0.01 is an exciting addition to the distillery's portfolio. With a double award at the Scottish Whisky Awards, the team shows that they can produce outstanding whisky.
Isle of Raasay Core Batch R0.01
Isle of Raasay Core Batch R0.01 (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 46,40 % ABV. | 78,43 €/l | Isle of Raasay Distillery | produced in Scotland (Isles) | Whiskybase ID 184374


The nose begins with sweet wood smoke, accompanied by notes of cherries, oranges, apricots and a hint of vanilla. A slight BBQ note gives it a rustic yet inviting nuance. Over time, more citrus notes, especially orange, develop and give the bouquet a refreshing flavour.


The flavour of this core bottling is a feast for the senses. It is reminiscent of the feeling of Talisker in the cinema when the film is over. Sweet wood smoke and a slight maritime saltiness dominate, accompanied by sweet popcorn, salted caramel and an abundance of dark berries and chocolate. The fruit notes from the nose are subtle yet present in the flavour. Despite its young age, this whisky is surprisingly smooth and not sharp.


The finish is of medium length and ends with a sweet smokiness and a light fruity note.


The Isle of Raasay Core Batch R0.01 is a wonderfully uncomplicated whisky that nevertheless offers a multitude of flavours to discover. Multi-layered and remarkably drinkable for its young age, this whisky is also suitable for newcomers to the world of smoky Whisky. Its gentle, smooth character makes it a pleasant companion for cosy evenings.

Rating: 77/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 75 | Sascha: 79)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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