Torabhaig Distillery is situated on
the Isle of Skye, 4 miles north of the
ferry port of Armadale, 16 miles south of
the Skye Bridge.
View a Click on Map for the Area
Attractions and Mountains.
The image top is of Torabhaig Distillery
from the car park. This Distillery began
production in 2017.
The Courtyard is at the rear of the
Distillery, with the Shop to the left and Cafe
to the right.
The Shop stocks a range of Spirits, Clothes
You can book small group tours from the
shop, learning how the Whiskey is produced and
taste the final product.
Torabhaig Distillery History
1300s - Knock Castle, also known as Caisteal
Camus, was built for Clan MacLeod.
1400s - Knock Castle was captured by Clan
MacDonald. The following years saw the Castle
change hands a few times between Clan MacLeod
1601 - the Battle of Coire na
Creiche was the last battle on the Isle of
Skye between Clan MacLeod and Clan MacDonald
with Clan MacDonald defeating Clan MacLeod.
1689 - the MacDonald's left Knock Castle as
it fell into disrepair.
1760 - Torabhaig Farm House is Completed
close to Knock Castle.
1820 - The Steading at Torabhaig Farm is
built using stone from Knock Castle ruins.
1823 - The Excise Act sanctioned legal
whisky distilling in Scotland.
1830 - Talisker Whiskey
Distillery is opened on the west of
2002 - Planning permission was granted to
Mossburn - Distillers & Blenders to convert the
Torabhaig Steading into the Torabhaig
2013 - Mossburn's Renovation Project
2016 - Stills are installed.
2017 - First of the Spirit flows.
2018 - I popped in for a Scone with Tea and
a Tour of the Distillery on a glorious sunny
2020 - the first bottles of Torabhaig Single
Malt Scotch Whisky is Born.
Toravaig House Hotel
is situated under half of a mile north of the
2017 - The Isle of Raasay Distillery
opened as the first legal distillery on the
Island, giving the area three interesting
Distilleries to visit. Raasay Island is only a
short Ferry trip from Skye.