Glenglassaugh - Torfa Richly Peated

70cl / 700ml / 50%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Glenglassaugh
Series / Description
Torfa Richly Peated
Alcohol ABV
50%
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Dumpy
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP4687
£45.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

The first peated release from this rejuvinated coastal Speyside distillery that was closed for most of the 1980's & 1990's and now under the ownership of The Benriach group who also own The Glendronach distillery in Aberdeenshire. Torfa (meaning peat in norse) is peated to 20ppm and aged in Ex-Bourbon casks.

Nose: Very fresh and coastal with notes of sea spray, preserved lemons, smoked lime curd, sooty sea salt, stem ginger, anise, peppercorns, green herbs and a pears in stock syrup sweetness.

Palate: Salted galia melon, white pepper, smoked apricot, coastal seaside peat, lime pickle, herbal/heathery notes and smoked oatcakes.

Finish: Key lime pie with a smoked vanilla biscuit base, salty sea spray, pineapple on a sooty bbq, some vanilla oak sweetness and white pepper on the long and tangy finish.

A superb example of how good younger malts can be and reminded me of something like Ardbeg Blasda for its well balanced mix of refreshing fruit, coastal peat smoke and peppery spice. Very well made and look forward to more releases from this almost lost distillery in the years to come.

90 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

"Appears happy and well suited in its new smoky incarnation"