“What’s this,” you say, “a heavily peated Highland malt?” Yes folks, the fine group at Glenglassaugh are working on some spirit which they are peating at a level of 30 ppm (parts per million). As a frame of reference, Laphroaig has a peating level of 40 ppm whereas Bunnahabhain has a level of about 5 ppm. So, 30 ppm is going to give us a nice peaty little Highlander!
Let’s see what this spirit tastes like prior to maturation:
An old pipe you find that you’re sure you used a lot while in college (if you catch my meaning. Ok people, a pot pipe. Wow, it’s been a while! Seriously.).
More of that pipe (kind of like the resin from said pipe).
Believe it or not, clean cotton.
Salty (reminiscent of a very young Ardbeg if it were to have no oak influence).
Malty for sure and the pears that I detected in the Clearac are there.
Finish – Medium long. More biting than the clearac.
In sum – This is going to be quite an interesting Highland malt. The peat is clear, and bold.
To see Jason of Guid Scotch Drink’s notes, click here.