Sunday, January 19, 2020
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Two spirits of a different came together for a special evening in Sleat.

As part of the build up to the opening of Skye's newest whisky producer, the Torabhaig Distillery, owners Mossburn Distillers staged an evening reception at the Talla Mòr, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig which was hosted by Visit Sleat.

And as an added touch of the exotic they invited along representatives from the Akashi Sake Brewery Company located in the city of Hyogo on Japan's southern island of Honshu, with who they have a joint venture.

In fact the distillers are set to become the first Scottish company to produce Japanese whisky in Japan. To mark the occasion two executives of the Sake company were in Sleat to introduce the community to their national drink as well as some stunning Japanese whisky.

Guests were invited to taste three separate brands of sake followed by some highly acclaimed Japanese whiskies.

Finlay Calder, Project Director of the Torabhaig Distillery and former Scotland and the British Lions rugby captain said 'I am delighted to welcome so many people from Sleat and our two guests from Japan.

"This marks a special milestone for Torabhaig, the distillery which was the lifetime vision of the late Sir Iain Noble and the first to be created in Skye for 186 years. We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the world when we open later this summer."

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