Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Glenglassaugh
Style Single Malt Whisky

Glenglassaugh Torfa

We've seen the Revival and the Evolution, and now Glenglassaugh are adding a peated expression to their range. The Torfa (which refers to the Old Norse word for turf or peat) has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and weighs in at 20 PPM. We love to see that Glenglassaugh is back up and running again after being closed for over 20 years, and they've even got enough momentum to try new things, as this is their first peated single malt Scotch whisky!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Smoke and citrus in equal measures, with sweet spice happily sitting between the two.

Palate Not overtly smoky. It's definitely got its coastal elements, but the fruity notes of melon, apple and yet more citrus make it a rather sweet dram, balanced by warming barley.

Finish Smoke lasts to the end.

Overall A good introduction to peated whisky for those looking to get a taste of smoky goodness.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Category Winner
Category Winner
Highland Single Malt No Age Statement - 2020
World Whiskies Awards
Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Glenglassaugh Torfa
Previously had tasted the evolution, which I enjoyed. This was very good and I'm always interested when not all peat distilleries make peated versions. This is very good. Subtle peat level with floral overall palate. Nice one
Matti V , Finland
5 months ago
Move over Famous Grouse, we have a new contender here.
Astoundingly young, newmake-y. I cannot believe this is being bottled and sold as a serious product, ha ha.

Absolutely zero to offer - will not bother scoring this.

Eagerly anticipating older expressions from the distillery.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Great value, worth a try!
Excellent whisky at this price. Not overly smoky, great bottling strength allowing the addition of water if wanted, and no added colour. The NAS doesn't really matter to me as it doesn't have the burn of a very young whisky.
Can't see a statement about chill filtering though- a bit of an omission these days.
Bruce W , United Kingdom
one year ago
Full of flavour with a lovely finish
Bourbon cask sweetness and just a hint of peat smoke, this is a cracking dram. NAS but bottled at a rip roaring 50% abv you get a lot of bang for your buck, especially when it is on sale. Quite a delicate nose, but full of flavour with a lovely finish. Fill your boots while it's on offer.
Paul D , United Kingdom
one year ago
What has happened to Torfa?
I reviewed this whisky back in December 2018. Then, I was very impressed and gave it a very positive review. However, the bottle I opened this week is nothing like the previous whisky! It's not a bad whisky - it's just not what it was. Disappointing.
Rob , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Smooth and warming
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Try It!
Cannot add or improve on what others have said. Love Islay malts, this is lighter and a great alternative.
Howard O , United Kingdom
3 years ago
Delicious break from firm for a highland whisky.
I took a flyer. Was going to buy ANOTHER bottle of lagavulin. But I have 4 or 5 nice islays currently and wanted something I haven't tried. I loved it. It's got smoke.. sweetness.. some peat . I honestly think it's my best find this year
Nick w , South Africa
4 years ago
Fantastic dram.
Had it with Steward Buchanan their ambassador along with Glendronach 12, 21, Benriach and Octave. This is my pick. Despite of 50%abv neat, no heat at all. Balance and Steward explained the difference btwn Islay peat n the Speyside peat which is a thousand years old. The peat characteristic is so fascinating. I swear I detected charred bacon and cured ham, very gentle. Simply delicious!
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
You will not be disappointed
I love the typical Islay peat, and this isn’t it - but it is equally enjoyable and impressive. It doesn’t have the iodine profile but rather a citrusy light peat at what I feel is a perfect ABV. It has a nice long finish. Very impressive peated expression for a revived distillery. It is definitely worth a try at its price point
Jesse B , Canada
4 years ago