At Glenglassaugh, in addition to the traditional production, we also produce a very limited quantity of whisky using richly peated malted barley as the cereal varietal. The malted barley has been dried in the traditional way, over peat infused kilns, giving the whisky its unique smoky flavour. Glenglassaugh ‘Torfa’, with its peaty, phenolic nature, is a unique expression, and is quite different to the usual style of whisky produced in the Highlands.
It is bottled at 50 ABV. It used to be available in Norway at NOK 754,90. Hopefully it will be back soon!
Elegant smoke on the nose. Soft and “comfortable”. It smells of licorice, cough medicine and iodine. It actually reminds of the candy Fox and Nox. Mmm… Smooth and elegant smoke mixed with citrusy flavors on the palate. Rich flavors of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Some soft candy, again: Fox! Delicate! The finish is spicy with white pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. A gentle, peated whisky!
My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85
Image from Glenglassaugh.com.