Single Malt | Raasay While We Wait 3rd Release | £56.95
While in the process of building the first Isle of Raasay Distillery, R&B Distillers created the aptly named single malt Raasay While We Wait, as a preview of flavours to look forward to from the forthcoming island distillery. The brand has just launched a limited edition third iteration: a mixture of whisky finished in Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc casks for 8 weeks, with whisky finished in the wine casks for 2 years. This unusual spirit will have a full bodied fruity and lightly smoky flavour, the perfect accompaniment to a festive cheese board.
Blend | Tweeddale: The Evolution | £175
Co-founder of R&B Distillers, Alasdair Day, is descended from whisky makers: his great-grandfather, Richard Day, was a blender from the Borders region during the 19th and early 20th Century. Richard was the original blender of the Tweeddale and Alasdair has been recreating his ‘recipes’ since 2009. The Evolution is the oldest Tweeddale to be released: 28 Years Old, it is fuller in character, with sherried and Speyside qualities. With dark chocolate and black cherry on the nose, and wood spice and earthy notes on the palate, this rich whisky is a luxurious wintery addition to a sophisticated drinks cabinet. http://rbdistillers.com/whisky-shop/