Torabhaig Allt Gleann 46% NV
€ 51,43 (in Vat)
|Serie||The Legacy Series|
|Distilled date||Not specified|
|Region||Isle of Skye|
|Cask Type||1st Fill Bourbon & Refill Bourbon Cask|
|Condition||In Orginal Box|
After the successful introduction of the Torabhaig Legacy 1, it is now the turn of its successor, the Torabhaig Allt Gleann Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This whisky is the second step towards the introduction of the Torabhaig Single Malt 10 years old in 2029. Allt Gleann is the name of the burn that flows next to the distillery. The water from this burn is used in the distillery.
ALLT GLEANN: A WHISKY SHAPED BY SKYE BUT MADE BY TORABHAIG
The Torabhaig Diststillery is special because it is the first new distillery, on the beautiful Isle of Skye, in 190 years. It is also only the second official Malt Whisky Distillery on this island. A distillery where tradition and progress come together and where authenticity and character are of paramount importance.
Torabhaig, Allt Gleann is a distinctive whisky with depth and complexity. It has an elegance and sophistication that is almost at odds with the heavily peated barley. It's a quirky take on the use of peat, a first expression of the distillery's signature style; a flavor profile that is both elegant and robust. Torabhaig calls it Well-Tempered Peat. The latter will play a lasting role in shaping Torabhaig's future profile. Mainly due to a slightly modified application of peat and barrels, the Allt Gleann is smokier and even more elegant than the Legacy 1.
Words of whisky;
A wonderfully impressive second showing from Torabhaig, who are really starting to win me over.
Warm and inviting. Savoury, sweet peat with notes of burlap, tobacco leaves and a whiff of mint, but also sweet orange zest and a touch of chalk. A gentle coastal breeze as well. I’m impressed with the balance and find it somewhat reminiscent of Ledaig sans the sauerkraut.
Oily and mouthcoating. A sooty arrival with plenty of barley husks, wood smoke and a subdued salinity, but also a touch of petrol. Some proper farmy notes as well as fennel.
The finish showcases a more mature side. There’s notes of tobacco, menthol and a gentle peat influence I normally associate with (much) older releases.