Glenglassaugh Distillery is on the Moray Firth Coast at the edge of Sandend Bay. You can find it up north, just west of Aberdeen overlooking the North Sea. It was founded in 1875 but was mothballed for over 20 years until production was restarted in 2008. There are huge gaps in stock so really old Glenglassaugh or the current releases which are about a decade old. They typically produce unpeated whisky but a very limited quantity is heavily peated and that is where we get Torfa.
Torfa is an old Norse word for peat.
The nose is sweet, sooty campfire smoke along with sea air, zests of lime, apricot jam, and ripe soft fruits. There is a bit of ginger and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet coastal peat smoke with candied peel over melon, pineapple, and roasted red apples. There are oat biscuits, heather honey, and cigar box spice. Fruit and coastal smoke on the finish.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleSingle Malt Scotch
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo