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Torfa 50% NAS;

€ 34,67 (ex.BTW)
€ 41,95 (incl. BTW)
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Distileerderij Glenglassaugh
Bottelaar OB
Serie Torfa
Gebotteld voor X
Distilled date Not Speciefied
Bottling date 2014
Land Schotland
Streek Eastern Highlands
Leeftijd Not Speciefied
Cask Type Bourbon Cask
Cask Nummer X
Alcohol percentage 50
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie IN OC
Voorraad 5
  • Serge Valentin 81
  • Gal Granov 81
This one was peated to 20ppm, so rather higher than the AnCnocs, but remember that those ppms are related to the malted barley, and that scales can change quite a lot after distillation, depending on the shapes and sizes of the stills, on the cuts etc... Torfa must mean peat in some language, as Torf is peat in German – and Alsatian, haha.

Colour: white wine. Nose: bigger, rawer, rougher. That was to be expected, this baby should be quite younger than the AnCnocs. I cannot not think of some very young Caol Ila. Ashes, paraffin, lemons, fresh putty and seashells. Where’s the distillery again? And the warehouses? With water: much more ‘youth’. Eau-de-vie-ish.

Mouth (neat): the ‘young’ fruits play first fiddles, especially pears and pineapples, which is an obvious sign of youth. On the other hand, there’s a sweet creaminess (barley syrup) that balances that, with also touches of ginger liqueur and honeydew. Smoky pears. With water: nice. The barley talks, and there’s quite some honey too.

Finish: a very funny finish and retro-olfaction all on smoked salmon and limejuice.

Comments: I like it that they didn’t try to ‘dope’ this youngster using ueberactive casks and silly wines. In my opinion it’s going to be another great peater once it’s fully mature, which it might not quite be yet.