Westland Distillery Peated

Westland Distillery Peated bottle

70cl, 46% ABV

A variation on the American Oak, the Peated Malt whiskey is made from a mash of peated malt that is among the smokiest in the world. This peated malt is combined with a variety of malt-focused spirits that together create a single malt whiskey that encompasses a wide spectrum of peaty and smoky flavours without dominating the palate.

The peat character is sturdy enough to satisfy the cravings of those looking for a solid dose of smoke, while malt-focused mash bills contribute grainy and fruity notes that round out the whiskey. Westland’s Peated Malt is filled primarily into new American oak and 1st-fill used American oak, resulting in a multi-dimensional and balanced peated single malt whiskey.

Westland Distillery Peated bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Sweet fruit leads the way, with ashy smoke lingering in the background. The expected cocoa notes hide behind a layer of barley sugar sweetness, citrus and gently medicinal touches – lemon cough drops and throat sweets.

Palate

After a relatively stark nose, the whiskey is soft and spicy on the palate. The smoke is gentle and in the background, supporting a creamy milk chocolate body shot through with caramel, rich earthy notes and gently smouldering leaves.

Finish

The smoke lingers here, with earthiness slowly sweetening to reveal chocolate and milky coffee.

Comment

A carefully balanced whiskey, with the smokiness noticeable but seamlessly integrated into the rich Westland character. A gateway to peat for American whiskey lovers and a gateway to American whiskey for peat lovers.