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Torabhaig Distillery Skye

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Torabhaig Distillery is on the Isle of Skye, 4 miles north of the ferry port of Armadale, 16 miles south of the Skye Bridge. Postcode: IV44 8RE

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The image top is of Torabhaig Distillery from the car park. This Distillery began production in 2017 of peated Single Malt Whisky, matured in various types of Oak Barrels, with the first of the Whisky bottled in 2020.

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The Parent Company of Torabhaig is Mossburn, specialists in Blending Malt Whisky from the Scottish Islands and Speyside. Torabhaig whisky prices start from £57.
Torabhaig Whisky Range.

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 and Souvenirs.

You can book Small Group Tours from the Shop, learning how the Whiskey is Produced and Taste the final product.

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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 and MacDonald.

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 Skye.

2002 - Planning permission was granted to Mossburn - Distillers & Blenders to convert the Torabhaig Steading into the Torabhaig Distillery.

2013 - Mossburn's Renovation Project begins.

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 day.

2020 - the first bottles of Torabhaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky were Born.

Toravaig House Hotel is situated under half of a mile north of the Distillery.

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.

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