Torabhaig Legacy Series - Allt Gleann Second Release
Only 1 bottle per customer.
Nose: Musky smoke, mixed with crystalline saltiness and a slight bready quality (fresh baguette) acting as underpinning. There’s a real soft fruit sweetness, a little hint of turmeric and curry leaf. More direct with water, there’s now some green olive and brine as well as just-mown grass. Balanced.
Palate: A sweet, smoky, and minty start with some sage/heather-like quality and an oily feel. Lemon zest, salt, the sense of fresh sashimi (texture, floral touches, a hint of the sea), then comes menthol elements, dried flowers and sea lettuce. The length for a young whisky is quite amazing. Very gentle on entry with water - this will make a substantially good Highball. As it dries, the salt crystals seem to form but there is also rich fragrant/smoky mid-palate complexity.
Finish: Long, drying, some ashes.
Conclusion: This is a distillery that’s set up beautifully. Don’t just sit back and wait, leap in now.