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The Journey

Caisteal Chamuis changes hands for the last time

Built on the site of an Iron Age fort, Caisteal Chamuis, also known as Knock or Cnoc Castle, changed hands in battle many times over the centuries, the last documented owner being Clan MacDonald in 1632.

Watercolour reconstruction of Caisteal Camuis by David L Roberts © Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, High Life Highland.

CIRCA 1760
The farmhouse at Torabhaig is built

Earliest records dating back to 1763 list Knock House as inhabited and mention a working farm at Torabhaig.

CIRCA 1820
The Steading is Built Using Stone From The Castle

Long held as a rumour, after analysing the stone of the steading walls and the ruins of Caisteal Chamuis we were able to ascertain that the steading buildings were in fact built with stone taken from the by then derelict castle.

Planning permission is granted

After many years of planning, the permits to build a distillery at Torabhaig are issued in 2002.

Mossburn’s Renovation Project Begins

Ground is broken, and the renovation and build are underway. At this point we were expecting the project to take 2 years…

Stills & Washbacks are installed and commisioned

The traditional twin copper pot stills and douglas fir washbacks were designed especially for our building and custom built by the venerable Forsyths of Rothes.

Spirit Flows

The moment of truth – distilling at Torabhaig begins.

Torabhaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky is Born

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