Glenglassaugh Torfa Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded in 1874 by James Moir.
Location Speyside region. Devron District. Banff.
Water source Glassaugh Spring.
Mothballed – Returned to production November 2008.
Glenglassaugh Torfa a richly peated version of this fine whisky from the Glenglassaugh Distillery.
At Glenglassaugh, in addition to the traditional production, they 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.
Glenglassaugh Torfa Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes;
Colour: Gleaming yellow gold.
Nose: Vivid, sweet, sooty campfire smoke and sea air infuses zest of lime, apricot jam and ripe soft fruits; all gently warmed by hints of stem ginger and cracked black pepper.
Palate: An eloquent, sweet coastal peat smoke engulfs candied peel over melon, pineapple and roasted red apples. Oat biscuits, hints of heather honey and a gentle cigar box spice all combine to give a terrific balance to the expressive smoky character.
Finish: A heady, yet elegant, harmony of distinct coastal peat and striking spiced fruit flavours.