Strong fragrant smoky oak with a lovely earthy peat underpin the chocolate, citrus and toasted rye flavours of this whisky
The first release from Peatreekers is their Double Standard blended malt, made with whiskies from the much-adored Isle of Islay.
Whisky takes on the flavours of the environment which produces it, and in Islay the abundance of peat which made the fires under the stills, and which flows through Islay’s water provides the classic “medicinal” peaty-smoky flavours of these whiskies.
The name “Peatreekers” references tales of illicit distillers back in the days of yore, who would bribe unscrupulous tax collectors with bottles of whisky rather than give up their whole operation. The Peatreekers were the brave few who defied royal decree in 18th century Scotland to produce illegal whisky. They were so called because the smell of peat clung permanently to their clothes.
A smoky treat, perfect for autumnal dramming.