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After Billy Walker and his team took over the Glenglassaugh Distillery in 2013 (from the Scaent Group), they release three entry level malts in short succession. It started with the Revival, followed by the Evolution. This Torfa is a bit of an odd one out as it was distilled from peated barley (20 ppm).
The nose is somewhat rough and reveals the young age, but that is fine. The peat is rather delicate and in the background. A bit like a bonfire on the beach the day after. I also have a big dose of heather honey, lime and oatmeal cookies. But also pears and peach, maybe even some pineapple.
Despite the high ABV, it does not burn at all. It even has a rather light body. The pears and pineapple return immediately, upholstered with some melon. Nice maritime edge that reminds me a bit of Caol Ila. Some ashes. Very nice.
The finish is somewhat short on smoked fish and lime juice, but with a sweet twist.
A nice Glenglassaugh with a smoky edge that is quite pleasant. Dangerously quaffable.