Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Mossburn Distillers, has announced the launch of the inaugural release from its Isle of Skye based Torabhaig Distillery.

Torabhaig Legacy 2017 (46% ABV) is a peated single malt Scotch whisky, matured in bourbon casks, which will be released in limited quantities in February 2021.

Torabhaig Legacy 2017

The Torabhaig Distillery, which is the second ever licenced single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye, started production in January 2017, with a local team of nine distillers, many new to the industry.

The distillery is said to be a true product of its surroundings and heritage, shaped by the wild landscape and the climate of Isle of Skye.

Ahead of the inaugural release, next month the distillery will also be launching its ‘The Peat Elite’ members club. This subscription service will include two exclusive bottlings per year. The first of which will be a cask strength pre-release 70cl bottle drawn from single casks.

Commenting on the news, Neil Mathieson, Chief Executive at Mossburn Distillers, said: “By opening the second ever licensed single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye we have from the start been mindful of the legacy we are leaving, it was never enough to make ‘just another whisky’. We have created a characterful whisky with real depth and complexity, and an elegance and refinement which belies the extremely high phenol levels in the barley. It is a distinctive take on peat, and it is the first expression of our distillery’s signature style, a flavour profile we call Well-Tempered Peat, which we hope will help define the future of Torabhaig.’

Torabhaig Legacy 2017, will be available from February 2021, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £50.00.

Posted by Steve Rush