WHISKY OF THE WEEK – 17th June

Raasay Distillery exclusive 🥃 This will be the first time I have spoken about Raasay as a whisky of the week, but you will have seen me speak about it during one of our video whisky tastings. Raasay has a really special place in my heart. I moved out to work on the island just after Covid when things were opening up again, and I was there for 6 months. I think I speak for anyone who has ever spent a bit of time on the island. There is just something really special about it, and it keeps drawing you back in. That’s why a couple of weeks ago, I took the opportunity to go back and visit the island and see some familiar faces and, of course, drink some of the new whisky coming from the distillery. This Handfill was on when I was there and the cask make up just had me fascinated; it is a Dutch oak cask which was used for red wine and then emptied and filled with oloroso sherry, emptied again and filled with unpeated Raasay new make. This is a whisky that needs to be tried to be understood. -Calum Diack, Quaich Bar Manager
This will be the first time I have spoken about Raasay as a whisky of the week, but you will have seen me speak about it during one of our video whisky tastings. Raasay has a really special place in my heart. I moved out to work on the island just after Covid when things were opening up again, and I was there for 6 months. I think I speak for anyone who has ever spent a bit of time on the island.
There is just something really special about it, and it keeps drawing you back in. That’s why a couple of weeks ago, I took the opportunity to go back and visit the island and see some familiar faces and, of course, drink some of the new whisky coming from the distillery. This Handfill was on when I was there and the cask make up just had me fascinated; it is a Dutch oak cask which was used for red wine and then emptied and filled with oloroso sherry, emptied again and filled with unpeated Raasay new make.
This is a whisky that needs to be tried to be understood. 
-Calum Diack, Quaich Bar Manager