Overall rating
Blended Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Lightly peated
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Blended Batch 03
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Nov 2018 2:08 pm

Average value

€ 83.33

2 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

168 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Peat Faerie 10-year-old SMWS

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.68 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    much better in Palate and Finish than Nose
    • Nose
      76 76
      sickening in its peat, not strong but a little off. Caol Ila-like, spiky
    • Taste
      84 84
      soft and warm
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium; a lovely delicate ebb

  2. MickMatrix scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Not the burner for my taste. There is no smoke, but real fruit or vanilla aromas do not get through. Not typical for me First fill.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Light and quartz smoke. Light spices. All in all, quite light aromas. Ex-bourbon barrels somewhat worn out from the nose. Some malt gets through. The fruits can hardly be guessed. A bit thin.

      A couple of fruits such as apples or apricots actually come with water.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Quite strong and spicy start. Smoke lighter than in the nose. A couple of bright fruits even manage to get through. Much sweeter than expected after the nose. Clearly the best part of this time.

      Here, too, the fruits can be found with water, but the attractive start is unfortunately gone.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Warming and slightly tingling. More barrel than in the nose. No more smoke but beautiful American oak. Relatively quickly but also away again. A slight dryness remains.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Interesting whiskey, a fairly wide range of derivatives, here and wood-grain, and industrial, and smoky-peat, and fruit-tropical groups, you can not say which one is the main, everything is very cleverly mixed, but it is done harmoniously, whole, sometimes even Broer vaguely reminiscent, but molt is not simple, a calm, balanced approach is required.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, tart, fresh boards, carpentry workshop, solvent, new industrial textiles - tarpaulin, canvas; tar notes, eucalyptus, light grain notes and lemon zest; mineral, industrial colors - textiles, ash; light smoky-peat motifs.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, wood-grain, sweet, strong pepper wave, floral shades, tropical fruits - pineapple, mango; industrial notes - textiles, minerality;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet wood, grain, light astringent notes, tropical fruits, nuts, oil-metallic shades, ash.

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The colour is gold. The nose starts with light notes of peated smoke and goes with caramel, cream, oak and salt notes. The palate is peaty, salty and very dry with grass notes. The finish is long, peaty, salty and dry with vanilla, cream and grass notes, Peat Faerie is a well balanced, tasty whisky. It’s a little bit simple, but good. If you like peated whisky - let’s taste it. I gave 85 points.

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I'm not a fan of peat and smoke, so it's not for me
    • Nose
      Torf, greyhound
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
    • Finish
      medium long
      very nutty

  6. thomasflsts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Pardes scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    It’s a Speyside and Islay mix, no grain and its brilliant! The guys over at the SMWS know what they are doing.

    Their tasting panel were put through a blind tasting (sounds like torture!) of various mixes and what we have now, is the highest scoring of the lot.

    Peat Faerie is the 3rd blended batch from SMWS and I am reckon we can expect more.

    Only 2948 bottles made.

    Minimum age of contents is 10 years old.

    Colour is a deep gold.

    It falls into the Societies ‘Lightly Peated’ category and they of course are right.

    Initially on the nose, the peat is nowhere to be found. But go back to it a couple times and there it is!

    On the palate its initially soft and smooth (almost creamy), then the finish is all alcohol. And a hefty 50% at that. But add some water and you will be off with the fairies! The peat is there, but soft. Not too overwhelming.

    The finish after adding some water is long and leisurely.

    This is a fantastic Dram and I cannot imagine this bottle will last too long in my house. And at £50 it may seem expensive (for a blend), but keep in mind a lot of work has probably gone into this and no grain to keep the cost down.

  8. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. mandragoru scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Whiskyhibby scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose sweet mango with sour cherry, light kick of alcohol, smoky cardboard
    Taste, ash, red cherry, kumquat , drying
    Finish, long and lingering peat with a nice bit of heat, sweet peat at the end

    Great dram for the price, doesn’t need water


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