We were absolutely delighted to auction the first ever release of the new Torabhaig single malt Scotch whisky in our February 2021 auction. The auction included two rare signed bottles of Torabhaig ahead of its general release in February 2021, which raised £4715 for two Isle of Skye based charities.
Torabhaig is the first whisky distillery to be built on the Isle of Skye in 190 years, and the second ever to be granted a licence to distil on the island. The distillery is housed in a converted 19th century farmstead fed by nearby burns Allt Breacach and Allt Gleann. The renovation project began in 2014 and three years later, in 2017, the first spirit flowed from the stills.
This one-off auction includes a rare single cask bottle from the Torabhaig Family Reserve as well as a bottle of the highly-anticipated new Legacy Series 2017 peated single malt.
Bottles from the Torabhaig Family Reserve will remain in a private collection and will be unavailable to purchase normally. This charity auction is a unique opportunity to bid for this rare whisky.
Legacy Series 2017 is a single vintage distillation and the Torabhaig team's first bottling. Due for general release in 2021, it is strictly limited by number with just over 3000 bottles available for distribution in the UK and 6000 in the USA.
The exclusive duo going up for sale have each been signed by all nine Torabhaig distillers.
All the proceeds of the sale will go to two charities that are particularly significant to the Torabhaig team on Skye:
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Development Trust (Registered Charity SC038595) in Sleat on the Isle of Skye provides learning opportunities for people with an interest in Gaelic, both at the College and by distance learning. The College's activities are greatly enhanced by co-operative links within the wider Gaelic community and is home to a number of creative and cultural projects and plays a leading role in the promotion of the Gaelic arts and culture.
The Friends of Dr Mackinnon Memorial Hospital (Registered Charity SC017086) supports the Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford on, the Isle of Skye's community hospital which provides a range of acute care to the population of 13000. The mainland hospital in Inverness is 2 to 3 hours away by road, so the Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital is of crucial importance to the community.