Another distillery hit by closure, Glenglassaugh was purchased and reopened in 2008 after being closed since 1986. In 2013, it was purchased by BenRiach. It is pronounced Glen-Gla-Soch for those who were wondering (all of us, probably). Torfa was released in 2014 and is the first peated whisky from this distillery. At only 20 ppm it is not that peaty, and the strength means the character of the spirit shines through. Torfa is apparently an old Norse word for earth, in case you were wondering.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Early heather and light peatiness, then malt, cream soda and dried fruits. Wood smoke.
Palate: A dash of coal soot, then ripe peaches, chilli, and ginger. Finally, peat and ozone. The finish is long and fruity, with spicy peat smoke.
Retails for around £35