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BUILD YOUR OWN CASK

WHILE WE WAIT - ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY

While waiting for the new Raasay whisky, they have crafted a single malt, aptly called Raasay While We Wait (and you'll see that the wait will be worth it!), that demonstrates their whisky making skills and offers a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from the Isle of Raasay Distillery.

This limited edition whisky combines two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance. 

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: A welcome smokiness on first nosing, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. With more time; pear, tangerine and melon.

 

PALATE: Dry peatiness on the palate, mixed in with red wine notes. A good dash of orange zest from the nose. 

 

FINISH: Oaky and buttery finish.

 

FOOD PAIRING: Pairs well with Sconser scallops, smoked salmon, game, grouse,
woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis. 

While waiting for the new Raasay whisky, they have crafted a single malt, aptly called Raasay While We Wait (and you'll see that the wait will be worth it!), that demonstrates their whisky making skills and offers a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from the Isle of Raasay Distillery.

This limited edition whisky combines two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance. 

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: A welcome smokiness on first nosing, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. With more time; pear, tangerine and melon.

 

PALATE: Dry peatiness on the palate, mixed in with red wine notes. A good dash of orange zest from the nose. 

 

FINISH: Oaky and buttery finish.

 

FOOD PAIRING: Pairs well with Sconser scallops, smoked salmon, game, grouse,
woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis. 

WHILE WE WAIT - ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY

EX WOODFORD RESERVE RYE WHISKEY

Ces fûts produisent un goût intéressant de poivre, d’épices et de beurre.

Disponibilité

Grande

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

190 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

TOUT NOUVEAU FÛT EN CHÊNE CHINKAPIN AMÉRICAIN

Des notes aromatiques de caramel et de caramel au beurre avec des saveurs prononcées de fruits noirs et d’une couleur riche et profonde dès le plus jeune âge.

Disponibilité

Grande

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

190 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

EX BORDEAU VIN ROUGE

Des saveurs vives et des notes fruitées se développent à l'esprit - notamment les fruits secs et le raisin qui rappellent les desserts anglais comme le pudding au pain.

Disponibilité

Grande

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

220 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

EX FOUR ROSES BOURBON

Donne un spiritueux imprégné de vanille, de poire, de pomme et de notes boisées avec des touches d'épices et de miel.

Disponibilité

Limitée

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

190 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

EX JACK DANIEL’S WHISKEY

Développe d'intéressantes saveurs sucrées, épicées et de caramel.

Disponibilité

Limitée

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

190 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

EX MANZANILLA SHERRY HOGSHEAD

Les origines de ces fûts (port de Sanlûcar de Barrameda, Manzanilla) ajoutent des notes salées au spiritueux.

Disponibilité

Limitée

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

220 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 250

EX SPEYSIDE

L'alcool a un contact accru avec le chêne dans des fûts plus petits et nous recommandons donc de le mettre en bouteille après trois ans. Lorsque votre scotch a été embouteillé, vous pouvez garder le fût (frais d'importation en sus).

Disponibilité

Limitée

Vieillissement

3 à 10 ans

Litres

30 litres

Nombre de bouteilles

+ / - 40

While waiting for the new Raasay whisky, they have crafted a single malt, aptly called Raasay While We Wait (and you'll see that the wait will be worth it!), that demonstrates their whisky making skills and offers a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from the Isle of Raasay Distillery.

This limited edition whisky combines two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance. 

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: A welcome smokiness on first nosing, mixed with red berries, lemon and grassy notes. With more time; pear, tangerine and melon.

 

PALATE: Dry peatiness on the palate, mixed in with red wine notes. A good dash of orange zest from the nose. 

 

FINISH: Oaky and buttery finish.

 

FOOD PAIRING: Pairs well with Sconser scallops, smoked salmon, game, grouse,
woodcock, venison, creamy blue cheese, bacon, haggis. 

WHILE WE WAIT - ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY

DÉTAILS DES  ‘45 FÛTS

VOLUME

190 litres

 

NOMBRE APPROXIMATIF DE BOUTEILLES

250

 

TYPE DE SPIRITUEUX

Tourbé ou non-tourbé. Spritueux de Raasay à 63,5% VOL.

 

TYPE DE FÛT

Ancien tonneau de whisky en chêne américain, contenant autrefois le premier spiritueux  légèrement tourbé de l'île de Raasay.

VIEILLISSEMENT

Votre fût sera entre bonnes mains sur l'île de Raasay pendant 10 ans, en mûrissant dans l'air caractéristique de l'île. La distillerie est ouverte à discuter d'une maturation plus longue si vous souhaitez faire vieillir votre whisky au-delà de 10 ans.

WHILE WE WAIT - ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY

BÂTISSEZ VOTRE FÛT
(grand)

BÂTISSEZ VOTRE FÛT
(petit)

LES '45 FÛTS

PAYABLE À LA DISTILLERIE DE L'ÎLE DE RAASAY AU MOMENT DE LA COMMANDE (GBP)

£ 5 000

£ 999

£ 4 000

* approximation qui peut varier en fonction des tarifs en vigueur de la SAQ  au moment de l’expédition.

PAYABLE À LA SAQ AU MOMENT DE L'ARRIVÉE DES BOUTEILLES AU QUÉBEC (CAD)*

10 000$

2000 $

10 000$

TWO WAYS TO BUILD YOUR CASK

Do you wish to mark a special event, an anniversary or simply to treat yourself?

In collaboration with the Isle of Raasay Distillery, Les frères Spirit offer you the possibility to order a cask of Single Malt Scotch Whisky specified to your taste.

Discover the two customized cask programs:

  • Build your own cask (big or small)

  • Raasay rising: The '45 cask offering - SOLD OUT

Invest in a signature cask from Isle of Raasay Distillery and be a part of the history of this company!

The signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt is comprised of two spirit types – heavily peated and unpeated spirit – matured in three distinct cask types – ex-Woodford Reserve Rye, fresh virgin Chinkapin Oak and ex-Bordeaux Red Wine casks. These three signature cask types are available to purchase with a choice of peated or unpeated spirit type.

 

In addition to the signature casks, the distillery offers other casks in limited quantities. All casks are filled with Isle of Raasay new make spirit from the distillery and matured in their warehouse on the island of Raasay, maximizing the effect of the Hebridean climate on their single malt whisky.

All casks have the choice of a peated or unpeated spirit. Casks can be matured for longer than 10 years at a small extra cost with the distillery.

More details can be found here.

1) Build your own cask

EX WOODFORD RESERVE RYE WHISKEY

Theses casks develop interesting pepper, spice and butter flavours in the whisky.

Availability

High

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

190 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

FRESH VIRGIN AMERICAN CHINKAPIN OAK

High toast caramelises the natural sugars in the wood, developping toffee notes in the spirit. Expect sweet toffee and butterscotch on the nose, with vibrant dark fruit flavours.

Availability

High

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

190 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

EX BORDEAUX RED WINE

Bold flavours and fruity notes develop in the spirit - including dried fruits, sultana and grape. Christmas cake & bread pudding.

Availability

High

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

220 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

EX FOUR ROSES BOURBON

Theses casks are imbued with vanilla, pear, apple and oaky notes with hints of spice and honey.

Availbility

Limited

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

190 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

EX JACK DANIEL’S WHISKEY

Develop interesting sweet, spicy, butterscotch flavors.

Availability

Limited

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

190 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

EX MANZANILLA SHERRY HOGSHEAD

The origins of these casks (port of Sanlûcar de Barrameda, Manzanilla) add salty notes to the spirit.

Availability

Limited

Maturation

3-10 years

Litres

220 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 250

EX SPEYSIDE

The spirit increased contact with oak in smaller casks, and we therefore recommend bottling after three years. Once your whisky has been bottled, you get to keep your cask.

Availability

Limited

Maturation

3 years

Litres

30 litres

Number of bottles

+ / - 40

OWN YOUR SHARE OF
ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY HISTORY

The first 45 casks ever filled at the Isle of Raasay Distillery were American oak bourbon barrels.

The lightly peated inaugural Isle of Raasay spirit was matured in these casks before being transferred to finish maturation in the highest quality Bordeaux red wine casks.

These historic bourbon casks, rich sweet vanilla and butterscotch flavours, are now being made available as part of the Raasay Rising cask offer.

A unique experience is offered to you

Your purchase entitles you to come and fill your cask personnaly while "hiding out" for a night on the Isle of Raasay in their luxurious Victorian villa. If you cannot make it to Raasay to fill your cask, they can fill it on your behalf and you can visit your sleeping single malt later.

EXCLUSIVE CASK OWNER PERKS

  • Spend a night "hiding out" on Raasay at the Isle of Raasay Distillery's whisky hotel.

  • An Isle of Raasay Distillery tour for two at their five-star Visitor Centre plus the chance to fill your own cask and sample the new-make spirit.

  • A complimentary bottle of Inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt release, the same spirit matured in the '45 casks.

  • Isle of Raasay Distillery Cask Owner Certificate including the new single malt branding and cask owner's keyring.

  • Exclusive invitations to immerse Cask Owner Experience at the Isle of Raasay Distillery and Manor Place tasting room in Edinburgh.

More details can be found here.

2) Raasay rising: The '45 cask offering

‘45 CASKS DETAILS

VOLUME

190 litres

 

NUMBER OF BOTTLES (approximation)

250

 

SPIRIT TYPE

Peated or Unpeated. 63.5% ABV Raasay spirit.

 

CASK TYPE

Ex-American oak whiskey barrel, formerly containing the lightly peated inaugural Isle of Raasay.

MATURATION

Your cask will be protected on the Isle of Raasay for 10 years, maturing in the island's heady air. We are happy to discuss longer maturations if you would like to age your whisky beyond 10 years.

AN INVESTMENT
WORTH THE WAIT

 

Whisky is regarded as a prime investment. If you have dreamed of owning a cask and would like to spread the payment over a number of years, please contact cdube@lesfreresspirit.ca to discuss payment options. A minimum deposit of £1000 (GBP)  is required.

Corporate rates are available on multiple cask purchases. Write us an email for more information.


Whisky from your cask will be labeled under the Isle of Raasay Distillery brand. Any additional wording or signature on the Isle of Raasay Single Malt label would need to be arranged by prior written agreement and may incur additional costs.

PRICING

BUILD YOUR CASK
(big)

BUILD YOUR CASK
(small)

'45 CASK

£ 5 000

£ 4 000

£ 999

PAYABLE TO ISLE OF RAASAY DISTILLERY AT TIME OF ORDER (GBP)

* approximation that may vary according to the SAQ's rates in effect at the time of shipment.

PAYABLE TO SAQ TIME OF ARRIVAL OF BOTTLE IN QUEBEC (CAD)*

* approximation that may vary depending on the SAQ's selling price

PAYABLE TO LES FRÈRES SPIRIT OF ARRIVAL OF BOTTLE IN QUEBEC (CAD)**

10 000$

10 000$

2 000 $

1 000$ + tx

1 000$ + tx

200 $ + tx

SOLD OUT

To reserve your cask, click on Order, fill in the form and return it to us by email.

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