8 May 2021

Glenglassaugh Torfa

When I talk about my go to whiskies, I often forget to mention Glenglassaugh. Quite wrongly so, because their Evolution is the one I keep returning to as an example of a well crafted bourbon matured whisky.

It’s the dram I take to make my palate ready for a tasting session with for the most part bourbon casked drams. But it’s not the first Glenglassaugh we’ve encountered. A couple of years ago, Stefan (our third invisible consultant) had an urge to buy everything that had peat on the label. Remember him from some posts earlier? Fun guy.

This 50% ABV single malt from the Highlands had something different, compared to other more well known peated whiskies:

Tasting notes


Bursts of tropical fruits, white grapes, Galia melon and an earthy hint with warming oak.


Dry, tropical, oaky and a warm coating of smoke.


Peated barley at first, but white grapes and sweet melon are taking the overhand. Then there’s the old reliable vanilla and tropical notes again with a whiff of salty peat.

The notes of white grapes and melon are wonderful. It’s a refreshing dram, not too sweet but sweet enough. The salty peated character resembles Highland Park, but this has more body. Not the most exciting, but a pretty reliable dram. I recommend to not miss out on some of their whiskies. Grreat value for money!