Torabhaig adds Batch Strength to Legacy Series
Isle of Skye-based distillery Torabhaig has closed the current chapter of its Legacy Series with a limited edition batch strength single malt.
Torabhaig Allt Gleann Batch Strength completes the current phase of the Torabhaig Legacy Series, which ‘charts the journey’ to 10 years old for the ‘young’ distillery.
Torabhaig whisky maker Neil Macleod Mathieson commented: “Torabhaig Allt Gleann Batch Strength is our way of bidding a fond farewell to Allt Gleann and closing out this chapter of Torabhaig’s journey to 10-year-old.
“This is the last time we’ll get to see this specific style of Torabhaig, so we set aside a few hundred casks of this expression distilled during the experimental phases of 2017 and 2018 to release at its natural strength.”
The single malt is presented at a cask strength of 61.1% ABV and was matured in American oak first-fill Bourbon barrels and refill whisky barrels for more than five years.
With a residual PPM (phenol parts per million) of 22.8, it is said to be a ‘robustly peated spirit’ with a deceptively refined character, with tasting notes of smoke and brine.
“As with Allt Gleann, we’re transparent on the bottle about everything, from the variety of barley to the type of yeast to residual PPM – and not just in grain PPM,” Macleod Mathieson continued.
“We want to take whisky lovers on this journey of experimentation with us and are confident about sharing our findings about flavour as we’re building this liquid legacy.”
The limited edition release is available for RRP £75/€85/US$89.99 via Royal Mile Whiskies and kosherwine.co.uk, and is soon to launch in the Whisky Shop.
Allt Gleann is named after one of the natural spring water sources that feed the Torabhaig distillery, which sits on a historical site on Skye’s ‘rugged’ coastline.
Torabhaig Distillery was established in January 2017 and is a subsidiary of Mossburn Distillers. It became the second distillery on the Isle of Skye when it launched and intends to release a 10-year-old single malt in 2028.