Two Isle of Raasay spirits, peated and unpeated, are matured separately in first fill Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak and first fill Bordeaux red wine casks.
Appearance: Light gold, diluted apple juice. Plenty of quick forming thick legs form and ooze over an already oily film.
Nose: Smoking meats, dark berries, pastry and some subtle spice.
After some time crunchy nut cornflakes and
Palate: not hugely oily but a pleasant mouthfeel.
A flash of raspberry ripple ice cream, again some subtle spice, lemon peel, honey and malt biscuits.
A tiny amount of drying seems to emanate from a sweet smoke and espresso note.
Finish: Slight drying, sweet smoke and the sharp red berry note. All but the red berry fade quickly, medium length in total.
Overall: Another good release. I remember liking the first release more but this is a great pour too.