PEAT Full Proof

PEAT Full Proof bottle

50cl, 59.3% ABV

PEAT is the first ongoing release from Speciality Drinks that uses whiskies from a handful of distilleries across Islay. With an ABV of 59.3%, PEAT Full Proof is ideal for classic whisky cocktails that demand full flavours.

PEAT Full Proof bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Fresh, sprightly barley entwined with peat smoke and bonfire embers. Bracing aromas of salty seaweed and seashells. Plenty of clean fruit – lemon, lime and grapefruit, while hiding underneath are notes of rich earth and liquorice.

Palate

Warm and leathery with thick-cut bacon, seashore campfires and roasted fruit: sweet apple and lime with a sprinkle of caster sugar. Layers of smoke and dark-chocolate limes envelope the palate and are intertwined with softer lemon oil and barbecue sauce, with hints of roasted spices and barrel char, complementing the peat and smoke.

Finish

Sea spray and baked apple fade leaving heavier smoke, truffle salt and sweet spice.

Comment

A full-throttle Islay dram.

Reviews

Whisky Notes

EOI Peat Full Proof on Whisky Notes

Nose: citrusy and clean, with straightforward peat, as expected. There are plenty of ashy notes, minerals and hay, but they wrapped in a bright, slightly scented layer of grapefruit, pear and floral / heathery notes. Hints of oysters. A little vanilla and malty sweetness as well. Water makes it slightly less fresh, I prefer it neat. Mouth: really hot, much more powerful than the nose suggested (although the ABV already hinted otherwise). Quite raw and grassy, with lots of peppery notes and hints of sweet liquorice. Water works better on the palate: it stays fresh and citrusy, with more spices, a leathery touch and fruity notes. Finish: long, peaty, slightly more medicinal. Fades on charred notes and a vanilla sweetness.