Glenglassaugh whisky distillery has released an exclusive Torfa single malt whisky. This new richly peated single malt expression will be part of its core range along with Revival and Evolution. With its smoky, peaty, phenolic nature, Torfa is quite different to the usual type of whisky produced in the Highlands. It has a brooding, edgy character whose personality is to be found at the darker end of the spectrum. The name Torfa takes inspiration from the Old Norse language with which the Scots dialect spoken in North East Scotland has an affinity and translates to “turf” or “peat”.
“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,” says Sales Director Alistair Walker.
The new Glenglassaugh Torfa boasts a 50% alcohol content [100 proof] and retails for $70.