Torabhaig Allt Gleann The Legacy Series

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
Founded in 2017, Torabhaig is only the second distillery on the Isle of Skye, alongside the famous Talisker distillery. Built by the independent bottler Mossburn, it produces peaty single malt whiskies. Since 2021, small batches have been released as part of the Legacy Series. The Allt Gleann Legacy Series is only the second of these bottlings. Torabhaig demonstrates its integrity here: no filtration, no coloring, and a wonderful 46% ABV.
Torabhaig Allt Gleann The Legacy Series
Torabhaig Allt Gleann The Legacy Series (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
No Age Statement | 46,00 % ABV. | 59,86 €/l | Torabhaig Distillery | produced in Scotland (Isle of Skye) | Whiskybase ID 229231


On the nose, it becomes clear what it's all about: the smoke profile takes center stage. Refined sugar and vanilla from the bourbon casks form the foundation. Barbecue bacon is ever-present. The smoke presents itself mineral-maritime, almost asphalt-like. We think of a rocky pebble beach.


On the palate, the peat fire is also in the foreground. A smoldering campfire surrounded by sugary sweetness and a hint of malt. Here, the maritime flavors of seaweed and sea salt become slightly more prominent. There's also a certain vegetable-like quality that we would describe as white beans and parsnips.


On the finish, Torabhaig is long, dry, and powerfully salty. The central theme of smoke, ash, coast, and sea continues. In the finish, there's a hint of oak - like a barrel of pickles.


With Allt Gleann, Torabhaig shows where the journey is heading - and it's promising! They clearly prioritize the smoke profile and coastal maturation here. And they manage to do it quite cleverly, without the youthfulness of the malt being noticeably present. We look confidently towards the future of this distillery.

Rating: 81/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 78 | Sascha: 84)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange
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