Torabhaig Allt Gleann Cask Strength

Torabhaig

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Jeffrey st. Whisky & Tobacco Reviews with ekomi.co.uk

Torabhaig Allt Gleann Cask Strength

This edition encapsulates the distinctive characteristics synonymous with Torabhaig, featuring elements such as the essence of bonfire smoke, maritime salinity, rich maltiness, and a delightful interplay of sweet, vanilla-infused oaky spice.

At a robust 61.1% alcohol content, it retains its authenticity by avoiding chill filtration or artificial coloring. Additionally, boasting a residual phenols level of 22.8ppm, this release embodies the true essence of Torabhaig's unique profile.

About Torabhaig Distillery...

 Sir Iain Noble, the man who founded Noble Grossart, Scotland’s first modern merchant bank, moved to the Isle of Skye in 1972. He purchased 20,000 acres of land, including a hotel at Isle Ornsay, which had been part of Lord Macdonald’s estate.

Noble – who founded independent blender and bottler Pràban na Linne (Gaelic Whiskies) in 1976 – planned to convert a 19th century listed farm steading at Torabhaig into a distillery. He’d obtained planning permission for the project as early as 2002, though sadly passed away in 2010 before his plans could be realised.

Around the time of his death, Mossburn Distillers, a subsidiary of Dutch drinks group Marussia Beverages BV, was also seeking a site on the island to build its own distillery. While the group hadn’t previously considered the renovation and preservation of a historic building for its project, Noble’s Torabhaig farm steading proved the perfect location.

Mossburn set to work renovating the property, which had become little more than a ruin, in 2013. The steading’s infrastructure took three years to rebuild, while a bespoke removable slate roof was designed to allow access to the two stills for repairs.

Whisky production is due to commence at the distillery in early 2017, though a small visitor’s centre complete with café and retail shop will open to the public from July 2017.

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