Torabhaig Allt Gleann is the second giant scale launch from this distillery on the Isle of Skye, a part of The Legacy Collection. It’s a closely peated single malt made out of Concerto and Laureate barley (peated to 77 ppm) aged in first fill bourbon and refill whisky barrels. The spirit is a mix of the 2017 and 2018 vintages.
Torabhaigh Allt Gleann (46%, OB 2021)
Nostril: regardless of a fast glimpse of (alcoholic) youth, that is fairly heat and wealthy, with barely medicinal smoke, coastal brine, lemons and a few plain malty notes. Additionally salted liquorice, mint and a touch of leather-based. Just like the Torabhaig Inaugural Launch I had, this exceeds its age however it’s additionally fairly well mannered.
Mouth: barely much less convincing. There’s a peaty notice, some peppercorns and ashes, however it feels reasonably gentle. Some pear and melon, and an eau-de-vie notice, which give away its youth. Smoked almonds. A little bit of plain sugar and heathery notes.
End: shortish, with candy fruit, smoke and a sea breeze.
This gives an important baseline high quality for additional expressions and also you don’t need to hassle about its younger age. Though it’s in keeping with the inaugural launch, it feels barely extra frequent and fewer punchy. Nonetheless obtainable from The Whisky Alternate.