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Peaty Re-peaty

Repeating these smoky flavours is just how we like our full-blown peaty experience. Each curated whisky comes with a different level of peatiness. This flight is a great way to test what your preferences are. Who knows, you might like it smoky!

Bowmore 15 Year Old

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Islay
Country Scotland
Distillery Bowmore
ABV % 43
Aged 15
NOTES:
RM408.00

Lessons in the Dram

What is peat?

It’s a type of soil made from Sphagnum moss and semi-decayed plants. You can find peat in wet and boggy waterlogged areas known as the peatlands. Some countries, like Ireland, Scotland, England, and Russia, use dried peat instead of wood to dry barley and other grains for malting. Think of it as fuel for the fire. Peat gives off that smoky, burnt rubber flavour that many whisky drinkers come to love.

Description

A stunning dram from Islay’s oldest licenced distillery: the legendary Bowmore. Released in January 2007, the Bowmore 15 Year Old brings a fine balance of rich sweetness and peat. Definitely one of the best examples of an oloroso sherry cask finish.

Awards

Trophy
Distillers' Single Malts Islay between 13 and 20 Years Old – 2020 International Spirits Challenge
Gold
Single Malt 13-16 Year Old – 2019 Scottish Whisky Awards
Gold Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold
Islay 13-18 Years Old – 2018 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Gold
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tasting Notes

Sight
Dark amber
Nose
Dark and intense. Gives a good kick up the nose with sherry, plump raisins, and some spices. Rounds off nicely with a creamy aroma of mochaccino and sweet dates.
Palate
A treat of sweet peat. It’s rich and woody, and offers a warm taste of smoked almond, pine oil, creamy toffee, syrup, and malt. Perfect for a cool evening.
Finish
Superb! A symphony of fiery spices and sweet toffee. Sherry on the high note and barley on the bass.

Longrow Peated

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Campbeltown
Country Scotland
Distillery Springbank
ABV % 46
Aged NAS
NOTES:
RM378.00

Lessons in the Dram

No one flames peated whiskies better than the Islay region of Scotland. It is Islay that ignited the fame of peated whiskies and amassed loyal followers with a burning passion for the smoky maritime taste. Sipping one is like being teleported to a battle at sea. You can almost hear and smell the explosions from cannons and the splashes of salty seawater. Along with it comes a strong taste of seaweed, fish oil, iodine, and rubber tyres—items commonly found onboard a ship.

Description

A good peated whisky for those starting out. It is gentle and doesn’t scratch the throat, yet has a beautiful blend of peat, smoke, and spices. The Longrow Peated is a little sweet and plays it nice. It gets along well with almost anyone.

Awards

Winner
Best Campbeltown Single Malt – 2013 World Whiskies Awards

Tasting Notes

Sight
Pale amber
Nose
It’s a whiff of the ocean—a maritime saltiness, coupled with the musky smell of smoky leather from a day at the deck.
Palate
Counterbalances the nose with a refreshing sweet taste of green grapes and rhubarb gathered from the land. Get ready for the dragon breath—a mouthful of smoke that follows after.
Finish
It’s back to sea! Once more, salty and smoky. A deep rewarding finish that lingers on.

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Islay
Country Scotland
Distillery Ardbeg
ABV % 54.2
Aged NAS
NOTES:
RM588.00

Lessons in the Dram

If your senses picked up the nostalgic pipe tobacco or smoky barbecued meat, then it’s likely that peat was used by the distillery during the kilning of malt. Distilleries in the Highlands source raw peat from the farther inland, which is believed to give the whisky a richer and sweeter smoke flavour. That said, many still choose not to use it. 

Description

The perfect holy matrimony of savoury and sweet by the lake of Uigeadail (pronounced “Oog-a-dal”). It’s near the Kildalton Coast, where the Ardbeg distillery is at. A blast of smoke surrounds the lovely notes. Call it Islay’s way of sending its blessings.

Awards

Gold
Liquid Gold Award – 2014 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Winner
World Whisky of the Year – 2009 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Gold
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold
Single Malt Scotch – to 12 Years – 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold
Islay up to 12 Year Old – 2013 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Silver
Distillers' Single Malts 12 Years and Under – 2017 International Spirits Challenge
Silver Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Islay Single Malt No Age Statement – 2014 World Whiskies Awards
Silver Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Scotch Single Malt – Islay – 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tasting Notes

Sight Deepest gold
Nose Peaty with tiny drops of dark sugar. Evokes the acidic and bitter smell of freshly grounded espresso beans, combined with a highly refined smoky tar or tobacco, and cereal from the countryside.
Palate Sweet ripe fruit and black forest honey take the spotlight. It’s well-integrated with ample servings of malt. Robust flavours of peat and smoked barley later sashay in to steal the stage.
Finish An incredibly long finish. Caramel and malt neatly intertwine with peat smoke and dark sugar. There is a light trace of freshly brewed espresso. A harmonious last dance between sweet and savoury.
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