The Balvenie Peat Week (2003)

Each year, The Balvenie Malt Master dedicates one week, called Peat Week, to using 100% Highland peat to dry their barley. Instead of coastal elements of iodine, salt and medicinal characteristics so commonly associated with Islay peat, Highland peat imparts earthy, woody smoke notes. Even though Peat Week is made using heavily peated malt, it has an unexpected sweetness that lingers on the palate.

Tasting Notes


Gentle sweet peat smoke with some lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.


Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.


Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.

Have you ever wondered what peat looks like?

The Balvenie Distillery and all of its glory!