Isle of Raasay "Dun Cana" (Sherry Cask) First Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky


52% ABV, 700 ml, finished in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks

Whisky of the Year at the 2024 London Spirits Competition, and Isle of Raasay was named Distillery of the Year 2024.

"A single malt Scotch with tropical notes on the nose and a balanced palate of raisins, orange peel, and walnut, finishing with oak richness." 97 Points, London Spirits Competition

"Introducing Dùn Cana – Sherry Quarter Cask Release, a new whisky encompassing the prowess of Raasay’s mighty volcanic mountain. 66 million years in the making, we’re delighted to introduce this new release into our single malt range.

An annual release with each edition offering slight points of difference in cask composition or age. Limited in quantity and available globally, with the First Edition only 14,000 bottles worldwide (5,000 in UK). 52% abv, natural colour and non-chill filtered.

Peated and unpeated spirit matured first in the strong foundations of our American rye casks with a second maturation in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, this whisky exudes peppery spice, dried sultanas and hints of vanilla with a finish of lingering salty chocolate and a light hint of aromatic wood smoke."

Distilled, matured, bottled and shipped directly from the Isle of Raasay.
Isle of Raasay population: 161 people.

ABV: 52%
Peat Level: Barley 48-52ppm | Residual PPM in bottle: Estimated 6ppm – to be confirmed when full analysis complete
Presentation: Natural colour, non-chill filtered
First Maturation Cask Type: First fill Ex Rye Woodford Reserve US Kentucky American Oak
Second Maturation Cask Type: Ex Oloroso (50%) & Ex Pedro Ximénez (50%) Sherry Quarter Cask 125
Spirit Types: Isle of Raasay peated (55%) and unpeated (45%) spirit
Prior distillery – first maturation rye casks: Woodford Reserve
Bodega – second maturation Oloroso and PX sherry casks: Bodega Jose y Miguel Martin
Barley Variety: Concerto & Arbikie laureate barley
Yeast Type: MW
Water Source: Isle of Raasay Distillery 60 metre well on site – Tobar na Bà Baine
Fermentation Time: 3 and 5 day fermentations
Spirit Cut Point: Narrow cut point
Cask Filling Strength: 63.5% abv
Distillation Date of Youngest Spirit: 25 November 2019 (3YO – 3 years 11 months)
Distillation Date of Oldest Spirit: 14 January 2019 (4YO – 4 years 10 months)
First Maturation Vatting: 04/04/2023
Second Maturation Vatting: 13/10/2023
Bottling: November 2023
Maturation & Bottling: Isle of Raasay Distillery
Number of Bottles: Approximately 14,000

Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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