The Isle of Raasay Distillery was founded with the aim of establishing Scotland’s leading artisanal distillery. The Raasay R-02 is an early release, but gives us some hints as to how the distillery hopes to achieve its aim.
Talisker describes itself as “made by the sea”. In the literal sense, this is quite right: the Talisker distillery in Carbost on the West coast of the Isle of Skye is a few yards from Loch Harport, which opens onto the Atlantic. The whisky that Talisker produces is famously maritime in character, displaying salt and seaweed in spades. Clearly, when Talisker looks to establish a link with their branding, they go all in, which should s branding, it goes all in. This should mean good things for the Talisker Skye, the distillery’s entry-level offering, named after its island home.
In 2017 Edrington Group decided to completely reimagine the Highland Park brand, with Orkney’s Viking Heritage taking centre stage. Having tried a sample, we at The Water of Life found that the Cask Strength Release No. 2 was as divisive as the distillery’s Viking branding.
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