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Head Bartender for Scotch at The Balmoral and R&B Brand Ambassador Chris Hoban

Raasay & Borders Join Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel

We’re delighted to announce that Raasay While We Wait and Borders have joined the impressive collection at the renowned Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel here in Edinburgh.

This elegant and intimate bar within the iconic hotel is home to over 500 malts blends and vintages; boasting one of the largest collections of the Scottish national drink in the capital, Scotch is a prestigious whisky drinking institution.

R&B whiskies listed in Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel

Since launching this pair of whiskies in 2015 we’ve received numerous awards:

  • Bronze at the International Spirits Challenge (Raasay)
  • Silver at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (Raasay)
  • Two bronzes at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (Raasay and Borders)

New Whiskies in Scotch at The Balmoral

Our lightly peated single malt, Raasay While We Wait, is a prediction of the unique flavours that will be produced from new whisky-making terroir, the Isle of Raasay, where we are building our first distillery set to open in the Summer of 2017.

Borders is a highland single grain with a herbaceous lightness and heavily influenced by the finishing process in Oloroso sherry casks and derives inspiration from the Borders region of Scotland where R&B plan to build a future distillery.

 

The Place to Enjoy Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel

Staffed by knowledgeable whisky ambassadors and positioned above Edinburgh’s Waverley station, Scotch at The Balmoral is the perfect setting for a dram while waiting for the train, before heading out for the evening, or to warm up with a nightcap. R&B Distillers are proud to be included in the bar’s impressive whisky collection.

Fraser Robson, head-bartender at Scotch commented:

As a bar who lists nearly every active distillery in Scotland, we are keen to establish relationships with the many new distilling companies from around the country. We are pleased to now stock R&B’s first releases and we very much look forward to seeing what they will produce from their own distilleries over the coming years.
Raasay While We Wait and Borders on the bar in Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel