St. Kilian Whisky
 

Die auf der gleichnamigen Insel gelegene Raasay Distillery erweitert ihr Fassverkaufsprogramm mit kleinen Fässern mit einem Fassungsvermögen von 30 Litern. Diese Fässer werden in der Brennerei befüllt, drei Jahre in den Lagerhäusern gereift und sollten danach ca. 40 Flaschen Whisky ergeben. Bei den Fässern handelt es sich um Eichenfässer, die zuvor für Scotch Whisky aus der Speyside benutzt wurden. Sie werden dann mit ungetorftem Spirit mit einer Alkoholstärke von 63.4% befüllt.

Kaufen kann man diese kleinen Fässer entweder über die Webseite der Raasay Distillery oder direkt vor Ort in der Brennerei – der Preis beträgt £999, das Abfüllen und Etikettieren der Flaschen sowie nachfolgende Kosten (z.B. Versand) sind im Preis nicht enthalten, falls wir die Infos auf der Webseite richtig interpretieren.

Hier die englischsprachige Pressemitteilung und weitere Bilder der kleinen und großen Fässer:


Raasay Distillery Launches Bespoke 30 Litre Casks

Proud to chart its own course, Raasay Distillery has today (Wednesday 6th February) launched its bespoke 30 litre casks of Raasay Single Malt.

The new 30 litre ex-Speyside Scotch whisky oak casks are now available to purchase on Raasay Distillery’s website and in person at the distillery.

The smaller casks make the island’s first expression more accessible to whisky lovers and will sit proudly alongside the 190 litre first-fill ex-American whiskey casks currently offered by Raasay Distillery and maturing in the island warehouse. Wood from ex-Speyside casks has been carefully chosen for the smaller casks to ensure the flavours of the final whisky are finely balanced.

All Raasay spirit is produced and distilled on the island, using only Scottish barley, distillers’ yeast and mineral-rich water sourced and filtered directly from a Celtic well on site. A long fermentation period brings a rich, characterful flavour to the Raasay spirit before it even touches the oak of a cask. Once the spirit is ready, both large and small casks are filled by the distillery team and left to age into the first ever Raasay Single Malt.

Distillery Co-founder Alasdair Day said:

“We wanted to make our first single malt more accessible in these new smaller casks. Depending on the angels’ share, after three years we expect to get around 40 bottles from the 30 litre casks, each offering a distinctly different character of Raasay whisky to our other bottlings.”

The 30L casks are small enough to make a perfect present for a loved one or for a special event, while bars or hotels can opt to co-brand their cask and display it on the bar. While the whisky matures, cask owners can come and visit their cask, staying in Raasay Distillery’s four-star accommodation: Borodale House. After the whisky is bottled, owners can also keep their empty cask as a treasured memento.

In February 2019, the casks are currently filled with unpeated spirit at an alcoholic strength of 63.4% and the distillery will then move to heavily peated spirit later in the year.

30 Litre Whisky Cask:

Price: £999
Volume: 30 Litres
Expected Bottles: Approximately 40
Cask Type: Ex-Speyside Scotch Whisky oak cask
Maturation: Matured on Raasay for 3 years and then bottled.
Keep the cask: You can keep you 30 litre cask once the liquid has been bottled.

190 Litre Whisky Cask:

Price: £5,000
Volume: 190 Litres
Expected Bottles: Approximately 250
Cask Type: First-fill ex-American whiskey casks.
Maturation: Matured on Raasay for up to 10 years, during which time the liquid can be bottled at your discretion.

Alle Bilder © Raasay Distillery