The new series showcases the six Isle of Raasay single malt recipe casks, with the popular Peated ex-Bordeaux Red Wine cask chosen as the first Na Sia release. This decision was decided upon by a virtual vote of guests at the launch of the island’s flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt launch in June this year.
The Na Sia (meaning ‘The Six’ in Gaelic) Single Cask Series offers customers the opportunity to taste the six individual single cask components that make the flagship single malt recipe – peated and unpeated spirit matured separately in ex-Bordeaux red wine, ex-Rye Whiskey and Chinkapin oak casks.
The distillery has plans to release the Peated Chinkapin Oak single cask and Peated ex-Rye Whiskey single cask before the end of the year.
Alasdair Day, co-founder and distiller of Isle of Raasay Distillery, said: It’s a privilege to offer our customers the chance to try the elegance of each individual flavour that makes our flagship recipe which we’re so proud of. The fact that we can release six deconstructed elements of the recipe shows just how complex and deep in character our single malt really is. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the reaction the rest of the Na Sia Single Cask Series brings, with our Peated Chinkapin Oak Cask set to launch next!”
Isle of Raasay Single Cask Series – Peated ex-Bordeaux Red Wine cask is priced at £75 for 70cl and is available to purchase via the Isle of Raasay Distillery’s free Slàinte Club celebratory Scotch Whisky Day newsletter issued on 27th July.