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Torabhaig Distillery, Isle Of Skye - First Release - 2017 Legacy Series
"If you manage to get a bottle, for Christ’s sake open it." - Dave Broom read on...
March 24, 2021
This new independent distillery really excites me. It was started by the folks that bring us Mossburn. The Torabhaig first release sample I tasted last week was very impressive. Its mouthfeel and balance make for a special whisky and a special distillery that should be the first of many good things to come.
Whisky Magazine critic Dave Broom got it just right when he wrote:
"The first releases from Torabhaig, Skye’s newest distillery has arrived, and it is a belter. Inevitably this will sell out rapidly but hopefully there will be purchasers who are more driven by interest in flavour than venality.
"Nose: Light straw. There is light oiliness, and a real juicy melon-like sweetness melon. Behind this is smouldering smoke, and light mint leaf. Overall it comes across as cool and airy… and balanced with a poise belying its youth. The herbal side then comes through – sweet cicely, and green fern mixing with fresh mint, and then some dried beans which morphs into fresh barley. With a little water added, you get salt-washed rock, grapefruit, light smoke and potato starch.
"Palate: A sweet start smoke with touches of salted liquorice, violet and soft smoke. The mid-palate is beautifully textured, rounded and lightly clinging. It’s unusual to have such concentration so early in maturation.
In the middle of it all is prickly smoke, gentle fruit, light brine. Water shows the balance beautifully and the lack of any green edginess, or hollowness. There’s also more cereal now.
"Finish: Blooms into fresh fruits, and salt/smoke.
"Conclusion: Love the fact that the label has listed residual phenols (16ppm. for the geeks out there) rather than just the oft-misunderstood in-grain level (55ppm). Barley variety? Concerto. Yeast type? Pinnacle MG+.
A new star is born.
Talisker.. you’ve got serious competition.
If you manage to get a bottle, for Christ’s sake open it."
Collectors, yes. Speculators, no.
Limit - two bottles per person, please
Sorry other 49, we don’t ship out of state
Joe Howell .
Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: email@example.com