We’ve seen the Revival and the Evolution, and now Glenglassaugh are adding a peated expression to their range. The Torfa (which refers to the Old Norse word for turf or peat) has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and weighs in at 20 PPM. We love to see that Glenglassaugh is back up and running again after being closed for over 20 years, and they’ve even got enough momentum to try new things, as this is their first peated single malt Scotch whisky!
Nose: Smoke and citrus in equal measures, with sweet spice happily sitting between the two.
Palate: Not overtly smoky. It’s definitely got its coastal elements, but the fruity notes of melon, apple and yet more citrus make it a rather sweet dram, balanced by warming barley.
Finish: Smoke lasts to the end.
Overall: A good introduction to peated whisky for those looking to get a taste of smoky goodness.
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