Cnoc Na Moine: The third edition of the Torabhaig Legacy Series was released

Petra Milde |

The peated whisky from Skye combines sherry casks with bourbon casks


With the Torabhaig Cnoc Na Mòine, the youngest whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye presents the third edition of its Legacy Series. It is already available in the online shop of

After Torabhaig decided to use only bourbon casks for the first two editions (Torabhaig Legacy Series 2017 and Torabhaig Legacy Series Allt Gleann), bourbon casks were combined with Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for the Cnoc Na Mòine. The barley varieties Concerto and Anchor were used for the malt basis and fermentation was carried out with Pinnacle and Anchor yeasts.

This edition is a limited bottling in which neither chill filtering nor colouring was done. The single malt whisky was bottled at 46% alcohol by volume. The Gaelic name "Cnoc Na Mòine" can be translated as "Hill of Peat". And peat is essential for Torabhaig, as it provides the phenolic smoke that gives the whisky its character.

The "well-tempered peat" style that Torabhaig stands for is supported and deepened by the sherry casks. The result is an elegant peated single malt whose subtle smoky, salty character reflects the rugged beauty of the often misty Scottish Hebrides, as a  press release reveals for the Torabhaig Legacy Series Cnoc Na Moine.

Picture: Torabhaig

Petra Milde is a freelance author of books and specialist writing about spirits and food. She has been supporting the editorial team since 2015 and creates informative and entertaining articles in the news section.

Besides her writing work, she moderates tastings and can be met at spirits fairs, both behind the stands and in front of them, looking for new products and interesting people to talk to.