Glenglassaugh Torfa

Just a few weeks ago I’ve written about this new expression from GG called the Torfa when it was released.  Young, peated GG (not that there are any old GG made by the new owners), but what’s unique is that they made peaty. Peated malts work well when young usually, that is if you’re into peat… I quite like peated malts, and before it gets too hot for any of the peated whiskies, I decide to give this a try, why not? Non-chill filtered, with natural colour and at 50%, this is how young NAS should be (if you’re bottling it young, let us enjoy the ABV right?). So here goes:

Glenglassaugh Torfa, 50.0% abv, £39.55

Nose: Crisp and young. Lots of apples/pears and sweet fruit with a peaty bacony edge. It well could be a young coal ila moch or the like. Sweet peat and traces of new make. It’s very young and zesty too.

Palate: A bit rough but creamy and sweet. Vanilla cream and pear apple and peach compote. Sweet syrup. Smoke. Bacon crisps. Ash.

Finish : smoky. Bitter with a hint of ash and lemon

Bottom line:

It’s a young, and quite easy to drink and enjoy kind of whisky. It’s not fully mature, and it does have some rough edges, a bit new make-ish, but not in a bad way. 40 quid is not cheap for that kind of whisky, though. Not a lot of complexity, but I was not hoping for much of that. For what it offers, It’s just a nice dram. Let’s meet again in say 5-8 year’s time, and this spirit is going to rock.

Score: 81/100

Official sample provided by Glenglassuagh

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