"PEAT" is the first release from Elixir Distillers, using whiskies from the Scottish island of Islay.
With an ABV of 45%, PEAT Pure Islay enjoys the same classic Islay character as its Full Proof brother notes of fruit, spice and smokeâ€”but with a more gentle attitude.
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.
Smoke dominates to start â€“ smouldering hickory and complex tea notes are backed up by coal smoke and cast iron stoves. Sweeter notes of salted caramel and bittersweet darker chocolate slowly build.
Medium length, with sea spray and baked apples fading to heavy smoke and spice.
More mellow than PEAT Full Proof (59.3%), PEAT 45 balances coastal character, smoke and zesty spirit.