Peat’s Beast – Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This is the dram that Jim is going to taste and review to celebrate World Whisky Day. Which is the launch day for this dram. This bottle came from Pauline Graham of Levy McCallum Ltd. a Glasgow management company acting on behalf of Fox Fitzgerald Ltd. of Newport who are independent Whisky bottlers/agents.

So we have to thank Pauline for sending us a bottle to taste and review.

This bottles label has many statements on it, including:-

  • Intensely Peated
  • Ferociously Full Bodied
  • A Big Bite of Untamed Peatiness
  • Monstrously Peaty Yet Seriously Flavoursome

Peat’s Beast – Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This dram is un-chill filtered and has an Alc/vol of 46% and does not give any hint to which distillery produced this Single Malt.  Now lets open this bottle and get on with a we bit of a tasting.

Colour…Pale lemon marmalade

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Wet sea breezes, burnt out bonfire, liquid from a freshly opened oyster, orchard fruits slowly come in.

Taste…Without water it is a serious punch from Mike Tyson, the peat strength is overpowering but add some water and the peat calms down, but just a little and in comes the seafood platter, sea salt and a little pepper spice, sun melted road tar, seaside bar-b-que, a little bit of tobacco, this must be the ultimate aperitif.

Finish…Long, oily, the peat just goes on and on, coat fire soot, a little dark chocolate this is an outstanding dram of such complexity.

Score…4.5 Corks

Now this has the WOW factor, my new favourite peaty/smoky Whisky.

If you love your Islay drams then this one is right up your street.  The flavours just linger for such a long time, this must be in The Whisky Boys shortlist for the 2012 Scotch Single Malt of the Year.

To finish we have to give a HUGE THANKS to Pauline, Levy McCallum Ltd. and Fox Fitzgerald Ltd. for allowing us to be one of the first to taste and review this truly outstanding dram. For more information/orders you can contact www.selectdrams.co.uk or sales@selectdrams.co.uk

The Whisky Boys are making a guess, “ is this dram from the Caol Ila Distillery on Islay ? “ If anyone out there knows the origin then please tell us.

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3 Responses

  1. Mark Connelly says:

    It’s not from Islay! 😉

  2. Nicola says:

    It’s NOT an Islay, that is a shock. So, please do tell or give another clue 😉

  3. Phil says:

    Hmmm whatever all are telling us, perhaps another Tobermory experiment (like Ledaig) just a guess without having tasted it.
    Sure I’ll buy a bottle just to find out. At least it is 3 years old…. what a pale color it has.

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