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Glenglassaugh adds Torfa to its core range

Glenglassaugh whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands has released a new richly peated single malt expression that will be part of its core range along with Revival and Evolution.

Glenglassaugh Torfa, with its smoky, peaty, phenolic nature, is quite different to the usual type of whisky produced in the Highlands, says sales director Alistair Walker. “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.”

The name Torfa takes its 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”.

Last year, the BenRiach Distillery Company acquired the Glenglassaugh distillery, which dates back to 1875, and it was re-opened in 2008 after being mothballed for more than 20 years. The first whiskies from this refurbished distillery are now available.

Non-chill filtered, with natural colour and at 50%abv, Torfa was selected for its distinctive character by Glenglassaugh’s master distiller Billy Walker.

Torfa is available worldwide. Tthe RRP for the UK is £41.99.

The packaging was designed by O street design agency in Glasgow.


27 March 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor