Peat Reekers Double Standard Blended Malt Whisky, 70 cl
Peatreekers was founded for one purpose, and one purpose alone – to bring the stories of the darker side of whisky back to life.
This isn’t an idea, a whim or a simple venture, it is our burning passion. For too long whisky has been seen as closed off, only enjoyed by those with comprehensive knowledge and an air of superiority. But in the 18th century, whisky was enjoyed by all – whatever their walk of life – and it was the original renegades who produced the finest whisky in the land.
Let us tell you the tale of the peatreekers.
The peatreekers were the brave few who defied royal decree in 18th century Scotland to produce illegal whisky. So called because the smell of peat clung permanently to their clothes, the peatreekers produced the finest whisky in the land.
In 1725 government excisemen tracked down illicit stills to confiscate untaxed whisky. But bottles of contraband were often exchanged for turning a blind eye. If it wasn’t for this double standard, it could have been a different story entirely…
Colour: Antique Brass
Nose: Wood shavings, fresh honeysuckle, leather and salty smoke.
Palate: Sweet peat smoke, vanilla pods, chocolate digestive biscuits.
Finish: Long with warming peat smoke.