Torabhaig 2017

Overall rating
84.43/100
votes
610
Whiskybase ID
WB174003
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Legacy Series - The Inaugural Release
Vintage
2017
Bottled
2020+2021
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
32000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
2021-01-14 01, 2021-01-20 01
Barcode
5060033848005
Bottled for
Added on
08 jan 2021 9:07 am by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 186.92

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Whisky reviews for Torabhaig 2017

123 users have left 126 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.43 points.

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Too young, sharp, smoke. Overpriced.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Young but quite enjoyable. It’s not complex overall, but does have a surprising amount of complexity and nuance for the age. Can’t wait to see more from this distillery, but at this point wouldn’t pay more than retail… Quite comparable to the 2nd release.
    • Nose
      Peat, berries, citrus, and menthol. The menthol note grows stronger over time.
    • Taste
      Tangy, effervescent, and spicy. Less sweet than the second release, and more ashy.
    • Finish
      Peat, ash, smoke, and menthol. Lingering. It is a bit spirity, so again this is where you get a sense of the age. More good things to come I hope!

  3. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I'm impressed. 46%, 3 years. Well, as always, peat hides a lot. But I think this is very high quality. I'm looking forward to more mature bottlings!

    Full review, alongside six other whisky from the islands: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/26/whisky-island-teil-2/

  4. raithrover scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    On the nose: apple pie, candy floss and some sea salt. It’s nicely balanced with the coastal characteristics mingling well with the peat. Some zest, lime peel and bacon fat. Also pine needles and a spent bonfire. Just enough detail. Adding water reveals more apples and some pears with peaches also noticeable.

    In the mouth: oily, candied lemon, cask char and toasted black peppercorns. Liquorice, grapefruit, green jelly, brine and toffee. The peat comes through towards the finish with some salt. Adding water brings out dried reeds, bacon and smoke.

  5. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Wow, this blew away my expectations. Absolutely delightful for a three year malt packed with loads of delicious peat and maritime notes. This was not the most complex dram in the world and there was no way it was worth some of the secondary prices people are demanding (a quick search shows flippers looking to double what they paid), but I was pleased as punch with the quality of this spirit.

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    • Nose
      Sea, citrus, and clean smoke. Impressions of charred lemon rind and fennel root as mild herbal and licorice notes drifted up. High surf across the breakers as salt and mineral notes began to dominate. The wife labeled it ‘smoked trotters’ while some tantalizing tropical fruits notes hid in the background.
    • Taste
      Light to medium body with nice oily character and a profile that drifted between citrus and brine. Lovely earthy complexity lingered in the mouth with smoke from an earthen oven or caramelized food in a clay pot. A mild brine lingered toward the finish with toasted herbs and citrus rind.
    • Finish
      Lingering salt, earth, and subtle notes of citrus.

  6. AlexHyperboissonsWit scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    Very well balanced, combining finesse and power with lovely peaty, fruity and iodized notes.

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind.

    I guessed correctly that it's a non-Islay peated malt, but otherwise could not place it. Unsurprising, because I haven't tried any Tora before.

    It's a nice, clean, tarry malt but either the 46 % is too low, or for once a whisky would need more wood influence, because its taste is not particularly strong and the finish is abrupt.

    Although I do like the nose very much and the taste follows it closely, my score reflects the "was that it?" effect I felt after every sip. Laphroaig 10 may be watery these days, but if I typically score it 81, there is no way I could give more points to this rather simple fair just for its cleanness and emphasis on distillate over wood influence.

    This did not fare well in the all tasters poll either. It seems like if you sip anything else 46 % or over in ABV and then return to this, it will feel diminished and meek.

    However, if this is the kind of stuff they can do at 3 years old, I look forward to older Torabhaig releases. This distillate could yet go far, although I am bothered by that old adage that for whisky to be great when old, the new make should taste awful.
    • Nose
      Distilled tar candy with a whiff of cigarette smoke. No medicinal notes, no sea, so it can't be an Islay. Whatever it is, it is clean and nice but one-dimensional. Some IPA notes come through.
    • Taste
      Feels more like 40-43 % on the tongue rather than the 46 % it turned out to be. Sweet tar notes dominate, with a bit of anise marmalade candy on the side, but after the entry it becomes bland quickly. The taste is good and there are no off notes, but unfortunately it is rather forgettable.

      After finding out what I was drinking, I would have been somewhat disappointed had I taken a cue from Whiskyfun's 88 points and bought a bottle.
    • Finish
      The tar stays a while, but the aftertaste's blandness and quietness bothers me.

  8. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I tasted it blind first and leveled this whisky at an 86. Serge seems to have given it 88 and I have to admit I was extremely surprised when I read that it was only 3 years old (the whisky - not Serge!).
    But does the fact that it is so young and surprisingly tasty makes it a very good whisky straight away? I think no.
    I found the 86 points appropriate because I felt it was a bit too mild and a bit limp.
    The market price really surprised me and this whisky would definitely not be worth more than 60 euros to me.

    For the key data much better than one can expect. For the price there are better ones; eg the Lagavulin 8 or 16 with more aromas and more intensity.
    It remains to be seen whether other bottlings will get a similarly good selection of casks and whether the quality will remain as stable.
    • Nose
      87 87
      86.5
      Over time, the slight smoky note becomes a bit more obvious, but still weak. Behind it a light honey sweetness. The reduction down to 46% worked perfectly here and I blindly estimated it to be 10 years old. Behind the light smoke, the bourbon maturation comes to the fore over time with creamy ripe light fruits.

      Overall, it offers two main aromas (vanilla-honey sweetness and subtle peat smoke), but then balances them really cleanly and pleasantly.
    • Taste
      86 86
      86.5
      The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy and round; again the 46% is perfectly chosen here. From the aroma profile I would classify it - without reaching the aroma variety and intensity - as a blend of Lagavulin 8, an Ardbeg 10 and a Coal Ila 12 with a little less smoke, all of which have been stored together in bourbon casks for a few years.

      Altogether very tasty sweet and light at the same time.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is smoky-sweet and medium-long

  9. bankimate scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. herdertje scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      gentle sweetness (vanilla, banana) and soft peatyness
    • Taste
      86 86
      what's in the nose continues here
      also peppery notes
    • Finish
      85 85
      short

  11. hzs275 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  12. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat, iodine
    • Taste
      Vanilla, black pepper
    • Finish
      Peaty smoke

  13. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. ziggy1104 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    In the tasting, he received ratings from 6 to 9 (corresponding to 60 to 90 points) from 13 participants in the whisky club and was not able to keep up with more mature opponents. He has good abilities and it will be interesting to see how his taste develops with age. Too expensive for a very young whisky at 46%.

  16. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    nice, young whisky relying heavily on the peat influence to build not per se character, but definitely identity. If, as they say, they’re aiming for “well- tempered peat” in the long run, than this definitely needs more time in the cask to help balance things out. This isn’t an in your face peat blast, but it’s definitely peat driven from start to finish. There’s nothing ‘wrong’ or bad about this, let there be no misunderstanding about that, and if you enjoy all things Islay, then this will probably be right up your alley.
    • Nose
      spirity, with a vanilla driven sweetness clearly coming from the 1st fill bourbon casks, immediately followed by a clear ashy peat note, as was to be expected. The combination of sweetness and peat translates into an oily, tar-like character, which I quite enjoy and underneath there’s a soft, sweet orange peel and citrus note developing, alongside a salty-maritime thing I can’t quite put my finger on.
    • Taste
      surprisingly less sweet, and has a more grassy-herbaceous thing going on. Again a clear and quite dominant ashy peat note. Little to no smoke though. A very slight, yet not unpleasant peppery burn from the alcohol and the youth and that indistinguishable salty touch. The mouthfeel is medium, almost light. Not per se thin, but this has a delicateness to it, despite the big and bold peat note.
    • Finish
      medium long, dry and ashy, becoming increasingly ashy and salty towards the very end.

  18. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  19. the_muskox scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I'm not quite as high on this as many of my friends, but it's still an extremely impressive first outing from this new distillery. Already better than Wee Beastie!
    • Nose
      Tart, fresh, coastal peat. Hazy ocean air, seared seafood, smoked salmon, old bandages, wood ash, and black pepper. Biting lemon, orange, and cider vinegar. Fresh sandalwood and fragrant oils, with a hint of menthol. A little bit of stonefruit and tropical coconut.
    • Taste
      Light texture. Gentle sea-salty arrival, surprisingly soft and not as smoky as the nose. The fresh bourbon casks make themselves known here, with lots of sweet vanilla. Caramel and orange in the middle, turning to ash, salted toffee, and cocoa powder. Earthy and savoury on the back end – root vegetable chips and herbs.
    • Finish
      Short and earthy-salty. Dusty malt, lobster roll, lemongrass, and some green vegetables.

  20. Roley scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  21. hafssol scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I’ve been eagerly curious about the first release of “the second Skye distillery” and finally purchased a couple of bottles at the (already quite expensive) retail price, before that it all went into secondary market flippers.
    Despite this, I’ve waited some time for tasting it and let the bottle level drop little by little before forming an opinion. Obvious premise, it’s young; three years or just a bit more don’t take it so far from a new make, yet the profile is surprisingly rich for such a youngster, and quite peculiar so to reveal already much of the distillery profile. And it already looks a very distinctive one!
    The bourbon casks (first fill) allow the malt to display its own character, not overwhelmed by the smoke but already enough complexity. While the beginning is even smooth, with some distant fruity notes, it is soon replaced by a predominant menthol freshness and a veil of smoke, before a slightly medicinal dryness and a clear brine saltiness take the center of the stage.
    Of course, still a bit young to be compared with a properly aged malt, yet already enjoyable and very much promising for what’s yet to come from “the second Skye distillery”. Good work, Torabhaig!

  22. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Falang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tried this one during a blind tasting at the Ghent'ish Glengarry pub. I was truely surprised that it was the Torabhaig. Beautiful peated dram; young but elegant, balanced and cleaver with peat woven into a bouquet of fruit like apricot and pear. Grassy and mineral. I love it! Big hype here but I surely understand why. Love this dram. Bit like a Springbank 10 but better!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very peated with dark leather and seawater. I have grasses, minerals, barley and even some ‘eau de Cologne’. There are subtle tones of smoked seaweed, honey, pepper. There is also a fume of jasmin-tea that keeps on coming back.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Lovely dram and easy to drink. There are a lot of sweets, peppers, hint of salt. The smokiness is elegant. Seaweed is present and beautifully blended with fruity elements. Honey! This is a very refined whisky, especially for being so young. Love it! This really really really caught me and I enjoyed this dram a lot!
    • Finish
      78 78
      Supershort finish with hints of toffee and remnants of smoke. Not much evolution here. I believe that in the finish you can notice that this is a rather young product.

  24. Jimbeau scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very straight forward and honest with a great insight into Torabhaig's DNA. No attempt has been made to "design" a malt that looks as old and complex as possible, but in which the barrels completely overwhelm the distillery character. That leaves you wanting more. Respect!

    Detailed tasting notes:
    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/torabhaig-the-legacy-series-inaugural-release/
    • Nose
      A little cautious at first, but with a distinct, pleasant peat smoke. Slightly sweet aroma with great fruity notes of slightly sour citrus fruits (lemons and limes), as well as pears and exotic fruits (bananas and pineapples). The slightly cooling smoke brings maritime impressions. The whole thing is rounded off with a little malt. After the first try, the nose becomes a little sweeter with caramel, biscuits (speculoos and shortbread), peaches and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Mild start with initially dominant smoke. Sweet bananas, pears and pineapples then push the smoke to the side a little. Slightly sour lemon and orange sprinkles, as well as malt are added. Overall a sweet and sour mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The sweetness fades noticeably, the mouthfeel becomes a little drier. Relatively long with slightly tart / spicy oak and herbs. Smoke becomes a bit more present again and remains until the end.

  27. DocF scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Mash, ash, lemon soda. Maybe some tree sap. Mash, ash, earth, resin in the mouth. Short finish with smoldering wood, soot and ... ash. So far, so easy.

  28. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fleur de sel, sea breeze. The beach at low tide. The weather is stormy. Relatively light iodine and peat. Heather, holly. The offshore wind. Some rocks, cliffs. A fine sand beach, in winter weather. The peat then becomes more insistent. The vegetal side stands out. A dash of vanilla and some white fruits. First light on the palate, then some spices, paprika, pepper and cumin. It's barely fruity, a little watery. Quite strong, warm finish. Apricot juice. It is cereal, woody. Chestnuts.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/10/torabhaig-2017-legacy-series-inaugural.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. Kaywendi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. VanderVeen scored this whisky 46 points Member Junior

    too much peated for me so I don't like anything anymore.
    • Nose
      67 67
      difficult to smell anything above the peated smell.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Well, too much peated for me so I don't taste anything else.
    • Finish
      the taste lingers for a long time whether you like it or not. I don't like it.

  32. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very light, barely straw color. Not oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Slightly smoky. A pinch of spices. White pepper. Ginger. Caramel. Lots of salt. Salty caramel.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft. Surprisingly fresh. Smoked fruit. Peat. Herbs.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Caramel. Salty caramel. Peat, sweet. Smoke. A pinch of spices. Medium-long finish.

  33. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Torabhaig Inaugral 2017 46%.

    At Melody Bar, Hammersmith.

    Very pale yellow.

    Aroma is subtle, fairly airy, a little burnt wood, faintest peach and pink mice sweets. Lightly estery.

    Body oily to watery. Taste is fairly new make-like. Estery spirit with lots of salt and oily peat. Very robust and actually carries much more impact than you'd expect at 46%. Not really ‘rough around the edges’ as such but it's prickly and salty. Slightly medicinal, slightly papery. Mostly just light estery new make. This drinks like it's 60 odd percent but it's 46%.

    Hmm yeah it's an okay first release. There's plenty of potential here. 8 years in a bourbon cask and we're laughing. As it is, it's good spirit for sure but it's not a great whisky yet. I'm positive that this will be though. 3.2/77

  35. KeesD scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smell, nothing special, but not unpleasant either. Smells like it is, like a young whisky. Slightly sharp with notes of leather, but also something fresh like citrus.
    • Taste
      The taste is not complex. A light whisky with a salty fresh taste, slightly peated in the distance, slightly peppery but not unfriendly sharp.
    • Finish
      Slightly sharp in the throat in the beginning, salty aftertaste, slightly peated, a little bit fresh and sweet... But not very long.

  36. DistiLesha scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    White tea color. Quite pleasant and easy to drink whisky. There is no youthful feeling. At the same time, it is simple and straightforward.
    N: 20 T: 21 F: 20 B: 21
    • Nose
      Gouache, tar, creosote, peat smoke, prunes, light woodiness and spirituality.
      When the peat pressure subsides, lemon and citrus zest, grain tones appear.
    • Taste
      Saturated with peat smoke, again gouache, creosote and prunes, rather floral sweetness, honey, charcoal, grain sourness, lime and its bitter peel.
      In the air, somewhere in the distance, industrial flowers in a vase are heard.
    • Finish
      Woody, warm, sweet, slightly tart and prickly.

  37. Monstruo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  38. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A refreshingly different overall picture compared to some other young bottlings. A whisky that seems to have found its strengths at a young age. I am really looking forward to the next few years! One can certainly argue about an issue price of 59 € for a three-year-old whisky. But I understand that young distilleries have to get the money from somewhere in the beginning in order to get ahead. And a really good job has been done here. So I think that's ok in this case. The current secondary market prices of over a hundred euros and sometimes even significantly more are completely off the mark when it comes exclusively to the content. I'm glad I got a sample for a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Grassy with light vanilla and citrus notes surrounded by gentle smoke. Just a fine touch of alcohol sharpness. Not particularly complex, but really great for a three-year-old whisky. And I like what's there.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Halfway strong start for 46% vol. Slight alcohol sharpness. The light citrus notes give the hand a pleasantly light honey sweetness. The smoke is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium length. Restrained sweetness, continued gentle smoke. I like it.

  39. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Young, rich, sharp, in a good sense of aroma. Really like Talisker 10. The taste may be a little and not quite "smooth", there are sharp corners ..., but still delicious.
    On the one hand, such a result from aging for 3 years pleases, and on the other hand, the price for a three-year release will usually make you wonder if it's worth it. I wonder how a longer exposure ... that will add ... the prospect is there)

  40. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B21

  41. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    Overall, not bad. Everything is exactly, but not for 80 €. I hope there will be even brighter releases in the future.
    Balance 21
    Total 84
    • Nose
      The aroma is reminiscent of a mixture of young Caol Ila and Talisker. Charcoal (ash), minerality (salt), lemon zest, warped, mild 21
    • Taste
      Flavor: cheeky, young, malty, mineral (salty), freshly sawn pine, lemon zest 21
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting aftertaste, peppermint, fresh wood, wood ash 21

  42. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    General comment: scbp-5153, I have never drank such a light whisky, this is the first time. As far as the performance of such a low age is concerned, although the flavor is greatly lacking, the feeling of fat, sea salt, and barley makes people look forward to the future of this winery.
    • Nose
      Smell: almost no sense of greenness, cheese, asparagus, vegetables, moderate peat. Heavy oil occupies the main tone of the smell, a little sea water, not very fruity.
    • Taste
      Taste: No chemical reagents, sea salt, mint, maltose, roasted wheat, barley sugar, boiled sugar in a copper pot, slight salt, no astringency, no bitterness. The wine is strong, oily, simple but balanced, and extremely restrictive. p83b88
    • Finish
      Aftertaste: Soaked rice in sugar water, white sugar.

  43. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  44. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fennel,sage, liquorice root, anise, white pepper
    Palate: apple crumble with custard, floor cleaner
    Finish: ashy and chalk dust

    With water
    Nose: pear drops, wallpaper paste, saltcrust, dried lavender
    Palate: orchard fruits, peach and pear, clafoutis
    Finish: limestone, tingling

    Tasted as part of the distillery tour at Torabhaig distillery, was more impressed by the new make than the distillate.

  45. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Citrus and sweet coastal peat, lacks complexity but promising

  46. ThorstenH scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Delicious fruity smoke on the nose, compliments. Unfortunately, it gets weaker afterwards, which is to be expected after 3 years.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  47. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Fresh and very coastal, really not bad for such a young bottling, Isle of Skye seems to a good ground for maritime whiskies
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh seabreeze and citric, iodine, minerals, hints of vanilla, limestone, whiffs of peat and seaweed, seashells, salty - really not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Punchy, salty, little sweetness, more iodine and seaweed, citrusy, lemony, hints of peat and smoke, more minerals, stones, little vanilla, more of oysters and seashells
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, citric, little zesty, lemon peel

  48. KonstUA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21, balance 21

  49. butt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  50. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

    very good for such a young age! keep it up!

  51. olegborgol scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Light peat, fruit notes, generally not bad for 3 years. All 21.

  52. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ok, so here I have one of these hype bottlings in the glass, fuck the bottle flippers, I wanted to taste this, especially since I paid the retail price of 59€ for this. If I want to double money, I invest it in gamestop :D :D :D. Color is quite golden, white winish. As an alone standing whisky it is nice. If I compare it to other smokers in that price segment it is good. Would I buy it for what the bottle flipper cunts are charging? NO! would I buy it again for 59€? YES! I compare it to Springbank 10, Lagavulin 8 and it is at least at the same level, which is impressive for a 3 year old Whisky. Looking forward to new releases.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very grassy and mineraly, I get hay and definitely my imagination of burnt seaweed, salt, honey and a very subtle, yet rewarding peat smoke note, I also get notes of pepper and grapes but overall the note of burnt hay and seaweed is dominating . The nose is very clean and interesting.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very easy to drink, salt, smoke and seaweed immediately fill my mouth followed by fruity notes like pears and apricots, and then again it has a very smooth lingering taste of grass. I can’t keep burnt grass out of my mind. Very easy to drink. After a while I really get reminded of Springbank 10 with more smoke and dryness but also very subtle vanilla notes added to the sweet apricots and pears.
    • Finish
      83 83
      This is where it shows its young age… FINALLY… otherwise this would have been way to impressive for such a young whisky. The finish is short and not very complex, all the nice notes from the taste are now gone and it’s just another smoker, not bad but just very usual. Smoke, and a lot of it, again burnt hay with some notes of salt but then it just fades into filling my mouth with a balanced smoke. I’d still say it is super solid though but just a disappointment compared to the nose and taste.

  53. John87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  54. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, apple, vanilla sugar, mint and a meaty touch like liver pate.
    • Taste
      More of that pate. Peat, apple and vanilla sugar.
    • Finish
      Peat, apple and gingerbread.

  55. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  57. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    On the nose there's pear and vanilla, unripe banana, salty sea-breeze, lemon sorbet, some ashes and coconut, plain peanuts, and clean cotton t-shirt. Nicely full bodied and buttery on the palate, with lemon cream and salted peanuts this time, with some nougat and white chocolate creeping in on the finish, along with salt and soft herbal smoke. Impressively elegant (much like its neighbour on Skye), looking forward to tasting future releases.

  58. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dram, with some modest peaty notes, but also some grassy, fruity and sweet notes.
    The nose is the richest part where grass/hay and fruits combine with the slight peat, in the body it's more sweetness on a peaty base, and in finish the smoke itself dominates most.
    Promising debut. Pretty soft though, for 46%.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Initially pretty some peat, saltiness and pepper. After some time, things are changing: more grassy and hay, more fruits, citrus. Skai, leather. Then also some nutty and caramel notes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pretty smooth actually, would have expected more power according to the nose. Licorice, some slight peat, hay, but also clearly some sweet notes, caramel, a bit creamy structure, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still pretty smooth, smoky, more ash, still some sweetness, but more peaty than nose and body. Not too long.

  59. leeho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  60. MaltHarvest scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    For a young whisky I actually found it very palatable and would make a great whisky for starter
    Enough peat to have charm and flavour without being too overwhelming.
    • Nose
      Banana and salt
    • Taste
      Smokey
    • Finish
      Short

  61. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. davidkindschi scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The new distillery from the Sky Island started off successfully, it turned out to be a rather interesting release, dry, austere, somewhat austere. It is very interesting to watch the development of Torabhaig.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A very pleasant acquaintance; lemon, banana, even flowers and only then smoke; the island of Sky is guessed in notes of sea pebbles and iodine-pepper tones; the aroma develops well, there are almost no malt-brew tones, which is an undoubted success for a three-year release
    • Taste
      83 83
      Ash-smoky beginning, which, however, quickly passes; both minerality and sea salt are present; citrus and fruity motifs are much less than in the aroma; youthfulness is felt, the influence of bourbon casks is barely perceptible.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Unfortunately, a bit short; dry, mineral; the lemon breaks through a little; salt and pepper are left alone; against the background of a bright aroma, the aftertaste looks scanty.

  64. Thoma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Although I knew from the scene that this will be a hit (not because of the hype but the spirit) it was absolutely a surprise. Very well balanced.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A decent 84 from me. Salty, maritime smokiness, well balanced. Lemon, sweet dough, whitewashed walls, pepper, chicken stock, then aired and charcoal notes emerge.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Balanced in taste too. Reminds me of young Kilchomans. Sweet shortbreads, brine, dry smoke, ash and meatiness at the end.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Creamy, fresh, luscious.

  65. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose ... apple, pear and candied lemon. Fresh, fruity sweetness. On the palate, a lot of woody spice, citrus and a little smoke - not very spectacular. In the aftermath, then, decent ash and tar. Solid "first serve" I would say - that's the mMn nothing more. And with 32,000 filled bottles you will get it for a long time ... especially when all the idiots have noticed that this whisky is absolutely not suitable as an "investment" with this amount. :-)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  66. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  67. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the malt is still young and impetuous, but OK for me
    you don't notice his youth
    the smoke is OK
    I'm looking forward to older malts and sherry-influenced malts
    • Nose
      slightly maritime, slightly sweet, a little more vanilla, smoke, spicy

      Made of 1920 glass: flowery (perfume), earthy pebble, becomes sweeter, plastic comes in the direction of artificial leather, slightly lemon
    • Taste
      full, strong and round on the palate
      very earthy, dried herbs, oak, malt, sweetness, slightly spicy becomes more, slightly vanilla, some smoke
    • Finish
      medium to long
      very earthy, smoke, oak, spicy, tart

  68. Falang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not bad! Young. Peated. Spicey and a lot of potential.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Peat and salad, stony. Hint of smoke. Not bad!
    • Taste
      74 74
      Fruity. Full of flavor. Very spicy but light! Young! Peated.
    • Finish
      58 58
      Short. Stony. Dry.

  69. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A promising first regular bottling from this new distillery. Wait and see how they develop further. For the time being I have stuck to a sample. So I will not participate in the hype that has arisen.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Still very young, but not a metallic nose. Fruity, grass, vanilla and campfire smoke.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The youth does not disturb, but is certainly present. The campfire in combination with some floral and fruity flavors works well. Of course the pepper and vanilla are not missing. Yummy!
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium peppery and smoky finish. Furthermore, chocolate.

  70. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  71. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  72. Tordeaux scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  73. mema82 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  74. dapoinbua scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  75. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Chill people.. chill, it just another good whisky. Very rounded whisky without noticeable sharp notes. However this also makes me wonder that how well is the whisky when aged more than 12 years when the base is so refined? Will the flavors become too flat? Cough cough Kilk*** 16.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Oily, mineral, some peat smoke. Quite floral and malty which normally found in young whiskies. Very rounded whisky at such young age. No noticeable sharp nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very oily, sweet salty mineral smoke. Again very rounded for such young whisky.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, with a little lemon sharpness.

  76. maltsabine scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  77. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  78. claymore84 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-02-2021. Way too young!

  79. manmathiou scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  80. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  81. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Personally, has not knocked me off my stool. I'm very curious to see how it tastes with a little older.
    • Nose
      For me it starts with a sweet smoky note. Paprika is a noble sweet spice and also has something dry, like bacon chips. In the background I find damp sand and something like pineapple. Freshly planed wooden beams, a bit of wet gravel and a pinch of salt. Wet steel joins this clearly.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then comes a fine, ashy smoky note. Tastes for me, much more mineral than the nose has given. Etz is followed by a light, fresh fruit sweetness and unripe lemon. Has a light fruit schnapps taste. A mixture of plums and plums. The metallic spreads out much more clearly with the second sip. In addition, slightly moldy wood and a pinch of salt again.
    • Finish
      Medium length. First mineral and then it gets drier. With subtle bitterness. Has something of pastries. A fine film of smoke lies over everything. Towards the end, a slight fruity sweetness develops.

  82. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  83. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Peaty nose, a little smoky, a lot of green wood and tangy notes (harlequin candy, pear) quite clear plus a hint of coconut.
    Fruity attack, very fresh, the texture is watery and the alcohol very well integrated.
    Medium finish, herbaceous, very slightly bitter.
    Rather greedy and very easy to drink, but this dram shows its youth a little too much and lacks fullness and power.

  84. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  85. Cipidos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  86. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Peaty, surprisingly strong, but straightforward and rather light, citrus aromas, very clean, yet a bit maritime. A great distillate that cuts a fine figure even at the age of 3.

  87. Bene37 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Smoky (wet, cold ash) and sweet (powdered sugar), a sea breeze with spray blowing through the glass, plus a splash of lemon, hints of liquorice, green apples, slightly pistachio, slightly greasy - a nice nose that has a lot to offer 46% but also no full presence wins

    Palate:
    spicy (black pepper) and tangy (citrus), rather dry and ashy, slightly salty (sea breeze), a few green apples, light liquorice and pistachio, slight hints of copper, which are nice and low for only three years; here, too, he cannot gain a full presence, the 46% watering down too quickly

    Departure:
    short to medium length, dry and peppery, sea breeze and ash, slightly snappy; the finish is then fully present despite the 46% - owed to the younger age?

    Conclusion:
    a good whisky and, for me, a much better inaugural than others in recent years - reminds me vaguely of young lagavulins (because of the pistachio) or caol ilas (because of citrus and liquorice with smoke); You should keep an eye on this still, it could be something, currently it is "only" good. But with the age at the price (and the surcharges that some have taken directly) I have to ask myself whether we are not all completely stupid by now

  88. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Young with potential.
    Not a waste of money for its original price. But I would like to see the next one they release in 2 or 3 years :)
    • Nose
      Dr. N: had you given me this blindly I would have thought of a young and mild caol ila. You smell the sea. The saltiness. The peat can be called slightly medicinal. The scents of a charred piece of wood, it has citrus scents, a little grass and light vanilla.
    • Taste
      P: fresh, here is more sweet pear, smoky, maritime, wet charcoal, sunflower oil, small black pepper.
    • Finish
      F: Here you notice that the whisky is still young. The finish is quite short and with a good scoop of peat. A slight bitterness is also released.

  89. jmallios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  90. Lcluy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  91. Markdavies scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Tasting courtesy of the amazing Pierre at Whisky Exclusiv having provided me with a sample bottle.

    Light colouration as expected from this young whisky. The nose has a slight peaty fragrance with floral tones. The palate is short but with a slight lingering acidity. The medicinal element is subdued but apparent with white peach and faint vanilla towards the end. There is certainly a zingy citrus flavour running through, finely balanced and with a delicate warmth that shows through. Can see the focus and very hopeful on further release hopefully with a little more age.

  92. gossm01 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of a relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of marine peat smoke, citrus fruit, malty sweetness, vanilla, pear and milk chocolate. Not very complex yet. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is pretty well integrated and he has a medium body.

  93. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  94. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A positive surprise for 3 years. But still nothing that I have to drink a whole bottle of. In any case, one can be excited about what to expect from this Skye invader in the future.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  95. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  96. daverdaz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very drinkable for such young stuff. Nice character and you can be curious what will come next.

  97. m4y4 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    What a surprise! If you have followed the distillery for a while and keeping an eye on how they approach to the whisky making, you had to know that something is (literally) cookin'!

    Very impressive for an inaugural 3y old bottling! Everything is very well integrated, nothing dominates, the choice of 46 abv is spot on. What completely blew me away is the profile, it reminds me the old 90s Ardbeg from the pre-Glenmorangie era, thus strong on citrus/fresh fruits with nice smokiness.

    This distillery has even earned a bigger attention of mine and I am expecting big things to come.

  98. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  99. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For just a three year old whisky, surprisingly well matured. A bit more feisty little brother of a Talisker so to say.

    looking forward to the next expressions!

    peat, smoke, seashore, hint of citrus, quite good all together
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  100. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  101. SteveW110 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    First of all: a good malt with a great PLV.
    The Torabhaig is not particularly complex, but is limited to sweetish smoky aromas that can be found in the taste as well as in the nose. There is also a slightly salty / herbal component, but I probably just imagine it?!?
    The finish is rather short, but somehow it makes you want another sip ...

    The smoke has a different effect than what was previously known from Talisker or Islay.
    I would go that far and claim that the smoke has a certain unique selling point, which is quite interesting.

    Okay, but we leave the church in the village ...
    We are not talking about a special dram here, but rather a "entry-level segment" whisky.
    However, if I put this OA-Bottling in direct relation to many published Kilchoman's, Caol Ila's etc. I have to say:
    SUPER PRICE, the mouse won't bite off a thread.

    Buy more?
    Yes of course, already ordered.
    This malt is exactly the right thing if you sit with friends over a cigar by the campfire in the evening and want to drink 4-6cl from a tumbler without hesitation ...

  102. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Skye

    The first official release from the Torabhaig distillery, founded on Skye in 2017, sold out in a flash. This despite the fact that, like many other inaugural releases we’ve seen in recent months, it is very young liquid, only just legally able to call itself whisky. But then again, we’ve also seen that this is not necessarily a problem. The only problem Torabhaig might suffer from is the fact that it will not escape the comparison with Talisker. Let’s not fall into that trap and just judge the whisky on its own merits, what do you say?

    It cannot hide is young age on the nose. Raw grain, barley sugars, fresh white bread, pebbles on the beach, oyster sap and soft smoke. After a few moments, all of this makes way for surprisingly sweet fruit and lots of it. Think banana, juicy pears and young apples. Some green garden herbs. Far from bad, don’t get me wrong. But time has not stopped.

    The body is very light. Now the sweet fruit comes first, joined by some vanilla and icing sugar, before a good drop of brackish water takes over. Mildly spicy on white pepper and a hint of aniseed. Then the smoke kicks in, which becomes quite grand and makes your mouth completely warm. This is quite peaty, in fact.

    The finish is medium long on green herbs, salt and a nice bitterness at the death.

    Quite a maritime malt. If I had tasted this blind, I’d probably figure it for Islay instead of Skye. Initially around 65 EUR, but like I said: sold out immediately. May I say that I find it saddening that retailers are now offering it for double to even triple that price? Give me a break. So now shops start to flip bottles as well?

  103. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    How nice that it lacks all the "schnapps" of a young whisky: no pear water, no metallic taste on the mouth, no association: 'fruit schnapps'. The finish is quite short, but hey, at three years. It does a lot right in the nose and on the tongue, so you can really look forward to further developments.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Interesting that the smoke note can be perceived much more intensely at a distance of about one meter than with the prongs directly above the glass ...
      Light fruit notes and pepper at the beginning, as if there were green apples, tangerines and apricots. Some fresh hay with mixed in wild herbs. Appears on the nose older than three years, or it does not have any overly youthful aromas. Warm vanilla pudding, marzipan bread.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Despite his only 46% progressing pretty well, then the youth makes itself noticeable. Nice pepper spice in the dry start, with nutmeg, clove powder and thyme. Pleasantly "fat" smoke. Slightly floral notes, but ultimately ending with ripe apples, mandarins and sweet oranges. Coffee with milk, toffee, fresh cookie dough. Vanilla, sweet rapeseed honey. Pleasantly spicy throughout.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short finish - but not too short, rather exceeding expectations and even tending to be medium-long. Pepper, nutmeg, fading smoke. Finally, warm chocolate cake.

  104. Greef17 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Great complexity

  105. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, grilled lemon, hot sand. Camomile tea.
    • Taste
      Sprite, lime, lemon pepper. A hint of burnt herbs.

  106. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    smoke, vanilla, creamy sweetness, spice then distant earthy peat, a little iodized, maritime scent at the end.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  107. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's no rival for its neighbour yet, but the Isle of Skye certainly gained an asset in Torabhaig.
    • Nose
      A slight hint of rubber and iodine, but mostly gentle peat, some baking spices and creamy vanilla. There's a whisper of burlap, tobacco leaves and hemp rope as well. Fairly coastal.
    • Taste
      A decent oiliness. The arrival is fairly ashy with a good amount of wood smoke, a nice salinity. The iodine makes an encore as well. Touches of freshly cut grass and vanilla, but also some subtle fruits. Lemon pith and lychees.
    • Finish
      Peanut skins, lingering smoke and a pinch of salt. Slightly dry.

  108. PBoe70 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  109. Syleo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I would never have guessed a 3-year inaugural release here. Nose and taste have quite impetuous young traits, which, however, are entertainingly interwoven with each other through the sweetness-flavor balance and the sooty smoke - which is often credited to the young "smokers"; and so at times I couldn't help thinking of young Caol Ilas.

    In any case, I've already had a number of 10-year-olds in my glass who had significantly less to offer. The 46% is also ideal for my taste, neither thin nor watery nor too sharp in the overall profile. Maybe I'm not as euphoric as Serge, for example, but in my book I definitely have a very nice 85+, especially since he maintains the level consistently and none of the aspects of nosing, tasting or finish really breaks down compared to the other impressions.
    • Nose
      88 88
      As expected, the just over three years in First Fill Bourbon Barrels have not yet brought much color into the game: A light straw gold fills the glass, but a nicely pointed smoky note immediately emerges from it. Cold, wet charcoal from the campfire on the beach, a maritime hint of salt and algae resonates - or is that a self-fulfilling prophecy for a Skye malt?

      In any case, the sweetness and freshness that are quickly woven into the iodine-containing smoky note are not imagined: tropical fruits, dried mango and a lot of banana, some pear and tangerine under a very light blanket of vanilla sugar. In addition this herbal freshness, birch leaves and pasture grass. Smoky, fresh, herbaceous-minty and fruity, the impressions alternate again and again. Overall, after a slightly perfumed start of fresh bed linen, which fortunately is quickly held in check by the herbaceous peat, the fruity side prevails as dominant.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla and gentle smoke settle on the palate, now clearly spicy like the soot on an enamel cup that has spent a few hours over the campfire. Pear peel, mango and tangerine come back with a bit of a tingling sensation, are covered again by the soot, and then swirl, as in the nose, into a never really bitter but increasingly tart and herbaceous-pointed character.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweet smoke also remains in the finish, not as dark as coal, rather charred sticks and angular soot, herb candies and dried fruit bowls will keep the ex-bourbon cask legacy in mind for quite a while.

  110. Alterjoe scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A special feature stands out for me in the design. The malt of the Torabhaig contains a phenol content of 50ppm. So in some cases more than some representatives from Islay and thus significantly more than the neighboring distillery on Skye. The malt only matured in bourbon casks.

    Colour:
    The color in the glass is partly reminiscent of a white wine. I would call them pale gold. For a boy, the whisky draws malt down the glass very slowly, creating beautiful “church windows”. So it seems to have a certain oiliness. I hope he can confirm this in his mouth.

    Nose:
    The first thing you notice in the nose is of course the smoke. For me, however, it is clearly different and not as engaging as from other representatives. After a very, very short time, the smoke fades into the background and I get a full fruit basket with light-colored fruits. From bananas, to pears and apples, everything is there. The banana dominates here for me. This can also be due to the fact that the malt always seems sweeter to me. Behind it herbs and, very slightly, alcohol. Reminds me a little of a young Lagavulin, even if the smoke was different here.

    Taste:
    Here, too, the smoke spreads first on the tongue and fills the entire oral cavity. A nice start. Then it gets sweeter. The pears and apples show up here too. Herbal candies with a hint of anise. The alcohol is palpable and slightly spicy. Here the malt cannot hide its youth. A little metallic, but not a lot because there is likely a lot of smoke to be obscured. Then the pears again.

    Departure:
    Is nice and long with herbal notes, spices and a light, very pleasant bitterness.

    Conclusion:
    I think it's a very successful first release. For me it is a good, young malt that doesn't have to hide behind the competition. Can you pay the issue price for this? A resounding YES from me. If you like it smoky, wild and fruity, this is the right place. Is it worth the sometimes three-digit rates? For me here a clear NO.

  111. Derufus scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  112. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  113. Banzai scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  114. Campie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Just bought a bottle at a local store of a well-known Dutch chain (sold out online) for 53.99 euro and opened it the minute I got home (hah!)
    #daydrinking because what else can you do during a pandemic ;)
    #let's ban stores and individual sellers who double/triple the RRP from Whiskybase!

  115. Steel&Fire did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    No more bottle flippers needed if even official Whisky stockists participate in that ripp-off and try to sell this Whisky for double and tripple the RRP.
    180 E at Kuhns Trink Genuss
    100 E at whisky.de

    Enough other fine whiskies on the market to spend your money for.

  116. Cerebral15 scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Pushes the line on how good a 3yo whisky can be for me! is a great dram at a great price point. This distillery has a bright future

  117. Jonathan13 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    As it is from Skye island, I was impatient to try this one. Fresh, smoky, fruity, finely peated, but not as complex as I would like, the finish is quite fast. The bottle is a bit pricy, I would suggest that buying it is more supporting the new distillery than getting an exceptional bottle.

  118. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    malt, freshness, fleeting smoke, some citrus fruits, some iodized seaweed
    mouth:
    spices!! , it shows youth, then comes the clean peat, a little earthy, then cold ash quickly on citrus fruits (bright lemons with the juice!)
    final:
    simple, short, on peppery spices, malt, flowers wet by spray, cold ashes.

    a pleasure dram on this new distillery which releases a young product closer to an Islay in my opinion than a Talisker, a good product which does not hide its youth.

  119. rsprong scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Not a bad whisky but nothing special, even hardly worth the the retail price, perhaps if it was cask strenght? Really pathetic those people who try to sell right away for double. Remember that for this retail price you can also have an Ardbeg Uigeadail...just saying.

  120. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Calm down people, its £50 to be released globally on the 19th of February.

    Serge gave 88, but don't raise the price already. Come on.

  121. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  122. de Geest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Super tasty, soft and sharp edge. Good smoke much to discover. Islay but also some talisker and ardmore. Good start, this is promising.

  123. Steef1206 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    A nice depth for a young whisky. Dark but also somewhat fruity
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity, smoky
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  124. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  125. whisky313 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Torabhaig, the second legal distillery on the Isle of Skye,
    brings the "Inaugural Release" onto the market in February 2021. The first bottling of the "Legacy Series" 2017 is a peated single malt.

    3600 bottles for the German market - RRP € 59.99

    1200 bottles for the Swiss market - RRP 65.50 CHF

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