New malt shaped by the Skye

Hebridean peated whisky makes its way to retail

Isle of Skye Single Malt Distillery brand Torabhaig has launched its new limited edition peated single malt that has been matured in sherry casks, Cnoc Na Mòine.

HEBRIDEAN whisky distillery Torabhaig, the Isle of Skye single malt distillery, has launched the next chapter on its journey to a ten-year-old expression with Cnoc Na Mòine.

Meaning ‘hill of peat’ in Gaelic, Cnoc Na Mòine presents a peated single malt whisky that has been matured in sherry casks which marks the third launch in the Torabhaig brand’s Legacy Series.

The new limited edition whisky aims to showcase the impact that sherry casks can have on more smokey whisky expressions with the help of a “robustly peated spirit”.

The resulting expression comes bottled at 46% ABV in a 700ml bottle. Only 90,000 bottles of the single malt are available globally for an RRP of £58.

Tasting notes for the single malt have been described as a peated smoke with pepper, balsamic acidity as well as further spice before the sherry rounds off the finish.

The Gaelic naming adds a nod to the geographical features of the Isle of Skye that makes the distillery’s location so special.

Neil McLeod Mathieson, Torabhaig whisky maker, said: “There is an intriguing complexity to peated whisky, and endless depth to explore.

“There are many faces and moods to peat, so a balance has to be found between strength and refinement, between elegance and robustness.

“Each expression in the Legacy Series captures our progress towards this vision and is a liquid snapshot of our whisky journey here on the Isle of Skye.

“This is the first expression where sherry casks have played a part in our journey as well. The way new flavours are revealed through time with different casks is such an exciting thing for a younger distillery to discover and highlights the magic of whisky-making that can’t quite be explained, although it can be bottled.”