A Day at Torabhaig Distillery

  • Destinations: Isle of Skye
  • Length of trip: 1 day

Torabhaig Distillery offers tours frequently throughout the day. Each tour is limited to 8 people, providing an intimate experience through this traditional distillery. Visitors will take a guided distillery tour where they will see distillers in action, and enjoy a tutored tasting of our Torabhaig Allt Gleann. On site is a whisky and gift shop including many local artisans, and we also have a café with indoor and outdoor seating which serves refreshments and home baking.


Torabhaig Distillery is housed in an old farm steading which has been lovingly restored. Visitors can take a guided distillery tour and enjoy a tutored tasting of Torabhaig Allt Gleann – the second expression in a series of four which will take them to their 10-year-old release.


Discover 1500 years of history at the spiritual home of Clan Donald. Explore our magnificent garden, romantic castle ruin and award-winning museum. Enjoy family activities, stunning views, woodland walks, cafe, shop and regular events programme. The last ancestral home of the Macdonalds of Sleat, this magnificent highland estate in south Skye is now operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Visitors can explore 40 acres of historic gardens and woodland walks around the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle, and enjoy stunning views across the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of Knoydart.

Tarskavaig Beach and Dùn Scaith Castle

An adventurous drive along winding single track roads with views of the Cuillin Mountains, a small, white sandy beach castle ruins. To take this circular route from Torabhaig Distillery, turn left on the A851. Follow this road about 5.5 miles to Kilbeg, turn right towards Tarskavaig. Upon reaching the village, it is possible to follow the single track roads towards the beach and walk down the path. Be aware this is an active farming region and livestock may be on the beach. Please remember to close all gates behind you and keep dogs on a lead. Continue down the road towards Tokavaig, parking off road near the bay. Follow the signed track to Dunscaith Castle. Please note the drawbridge has deteriorated and the interior is not safely accessible. Return to the main road and continue heading in the same direction. At Ord the road turns inland and crosses back where it ultimately rejoins the A851. About a mile to the right will return you to Torabhaig Distillery, or turn left to head towards Broadford.


Established over 25 years ago on the Isle of Skye, Ragamuffin is home to over 100 of the UK’s top knitwear designers. From wild and funky, to simple and elegant, there is something for all ages, sizes and budgets. With fantastic accessories, pottery, gifts and jewellery – once visited never forgotten. Established over 20 years ago, Ragamuffin is home to the very best knitwear and original clothes for men, women and children. Situated on Armadale Pier, Ragamuffin is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures, with unique and exciting knitwear from all over the globe.

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