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Independent Bottlers Island of Skye Mossburn Scotland Torabhaig Distillery Whisky from 100 to 200 euros

Torabhaig Allt Gleann

Review of the second release from the young Skye distillery

Origin: Isle of Skye (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 46%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon first fill and refill
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Mossburn Distillers
Average price: € 100,00
Official website: www.torabhaig.com
Vote: 82/100

Some time after its release, I find in my glass the second release from Skye’s young distillery, whose previous one convinced many (including me) of the quality of its malt.
Bottled in July 2021 and containing distillate between 2017 and 2018, the back of the label carries a considerable amount of production information, including the initial (77ppm) and final (17ppm) phenol levels as well as the type of yeast used for fermentation.
A whisky created from the blending of thirty casks, it’s the second in the Legacy Series, thus coming in the middle of the planned four.

Tasting notes

It is rather dry on the nose, toasted wood and juniper emerge from the glass evoking winter suggestions on which are grafted shades of rennet apple, toffee, pine nuts and a persistent marine scent of seaweed and grilled scallops. Malt biscuits with chocolate chips. Delicate but firm.
The palate glides lightly with a not too pronounced ginger charge that introduces citrus tones on a strong cereal component, accompanied by dried apple, pear, kiwi, a touch of vanilla and more toasted wood. Saline charge on the length, with a mineral and dry note with herbaceous tones.
Finish not very long and dry, of charcoal, apple, vanilla, cereal, cashews, salt.

Not a very incisive dram, balanced but lacking in particular emotion, less convincing than the first bottling and showing more of its youth. Pleasant, but nothing more.

Reviews of Torabhaig whisky in the blog:
Torabhaig Legacy 2017

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