PEAT 45

PEAT 45 bottle

50cl, 45% ABV

PEAT 45 is the lower-strength release of Elements of Islay's Peat. Bottled at 45%, this has the same classic Islay character as Full Proof – notes of fruit, spice and smoke – but with less power.

PEAT 45 bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Soft smoke and rich citrus lead the nose, with orange zest and peel joined by thick-cut smoked bacon. Maritime character rolls in, with damp sea shells and rock pools accompanied by glowing coals and beach bonfires.

Palate

Smoke dominates to start – smouldering hickory and complex Lapsang Souchong tea notes are backed up by coal smoke and cast iron stoves. Sweeter notes of salted caramel and bittersweet darker chocolate slowly build.

Finish

Medium length, with sea spray and baked apples fading to heavy smoke and spice.

Comment

More mellow than PEAT Full Proof, PEAT 45 balances coastal character, smoke and zesty spirit.