THE LEGACY SERIES
BUILDING A LEGACY
Opening the second ever licensed Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye comes with a sense of responsibility, an obligation to do justice to heritage and provenance. It was never enough to make ‘just another whisky’. The world of Scotch Whisky is built on its history, and we are duty-bound to respect this rich and fertile heritage, but it is also our duty to meaningfully build on experience and traditional methods, to bring something new and unique to the table, to take nothing for granted and to make our own contribution to the continuum of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. In short, to leave a legacy.
We have sought the true expression of Torabhaig and in doing so developed our own distinctive character, which is fast evolving into a distinctive signature style, a flavour profile we call ‘Well-Tempered Peat’. This distillery signature will be the foundation upon which we build that legacy, and we look forward to witnessing this style develop over our first three expressions to be released under the Legacy Series label.
WELL TEMPERED PEAT
Once you really start to study peated spirit, there’s a beguiling complexity that awaits, a seemingly endless depth to explore. That inimitable Scottish peat reek on fine spirit can seem so tangible and present, and yet so ephemeral and impossible to pin down and define. There is so much more to peat that can be captured in a linear chart or PPM values. There are many, many faces and moods to peat, there is a balance to be found between strength and refinement, between elegance and robustness.
The quest to find this balance has been our obsession ever since the first day we fired up our stills. Well-tempered peat is the best way we can express what we’re aiming for. And that’s one of the great things about Malt Whisky, especially the peated sort, there’s always something to surprise you, there’s always more to explore. This is heavy peat – tempered on the Isle of Skye.
MADE OF PAST AND FUTURE
The first three expressions to be released under the Legacy Series label