Time again for some peat driven goodness and this time we turn to Wemyss. This is their new take on an old classic. Peat Chimney first made its debut in the 1st edition calendar way back in 2014. Worth another read. After our taste of the Spice King Batch Strength and The Hive Batch Strength I’m excited about finishing the set with the Peat Chimney.
Wemyss Malts Peat Chimney Batch Strength Blended Malt – 57% ABV aged in a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks.
Colour: A blush of reddish hue tilting its hat at the sherry cask influence.
Nose: Malt vinegar and sea salt kettle chips. If this was a real chip flavor I would be packing on the calories while watching my favorite Star Wars movie.
Palate: Smoke in abundance with toffee apple.
Finish: Does not feel 57% at all to my palate. Lingering on with the apple character continuing to ride along with the smoke and still just a hint of salty snacks hanging around.
This is the best expression of Peat Chimney by Wemyss Malts yet. The higher strength accentuates the flavors and gives everyone room to maneuver with water or ice or whatever takes your fancy.
Day 15 in the 3rd edition was the Malt Whisky Company MacDuff 16 Year Old. Refresh your memory or try to find a 3rd edition to experience Stuart’s take on an excellent distillery.
Head on over to Scotch Trooper today for some more Star Wars meets whisky fun. Inspired by Scotch Trooper and with the new Star Wars movie coming out today, I took a quick shot with my phone on our fireplace chimney. No doubt with awesome lighting and a steady hand this could have been a cool photo. I think I’ll leave it to the pro though.
Tomorrow we are heading back to the guys at the Lost Distillery Company for a very intriguing dram. Then we start moving into some heavy hitters for the last 9 days. Hold onto your glassware people some serious whisky is on its way.
Looking forward to your company tomorrow