One of the more unusual Scotch bottlings on the market today. Balvenie are known for producing a classic Speyside whisky, rich in notes of honey, vanilla and orchard fruits.
Yet in 2017, the distillery first released Peat Week – a fully peated whisky that they have produced for one week a year since 2002.
David Stewart, the Malt Master at Balvenie has designed this whisky to retain “that classic Balvenie house style, with delicate butterscotch honey and creamy vanilla, but with an added layer of gentle sweet peat smoke.”
This ambition is reflected in the end result, which opens with flavours of heather smoke, burnt coffee beans, smoked leather, honey, creamy oak, vanilla custard, floral peat, citrus peel, peaches, and cinnamon spice.
Bottled at a robust 48.3% ABV, and without chill filtration or colouration, this is a whisky full in both texture and flavour.