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.

 

This is a scotch for those who like smokey, strong flavors. For those who are new to whiskey, it could be a bit much for their palate. When you open the bottle, your senses are met with the scents of a campfire and subtle hints of caramel.

Tasting Notes

NOSE

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

TASTE

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

FINISH

Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.

 

 Ever wondered what peat looks like?

The Balvenie Distillery and all of its glory!