Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 jan 2011 10:15 pm

Average value

€ 39.38

3 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Peat Chimney 12-year-old Wy

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.33 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite neat, but I've had a few years to breathe in a half-full bottle, sometimes that helps.
    • Nose
      Greasy smoke blows straight at you, some ash, freshly cut orange, also green apple, sweet, the smoke can be smelled away quickly, the nose is quite simple, but also quite pleasant, maybe a little vanilla,
    • Taste
      First comes the smoke, also accompanied by bacon, sweet, some cardboard, actually quite a lot of intensity, some apple, caramel, everything slightly burned, not wrong, more flowery on the second sip, think of Bowmore for a moment, you have to keep your mouth shut take it full to get the flavors right, the third sip is even more at Bowmore
    • Finish
      Ashy, some oak on the palate, sweet, tangerine, but only a hint, medium length to rather short

  2. Roley scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Wemyss Malts Peat Chimney 12, 40%. Apparently a blended malt of 16yo unpeated with 12 yo peated. Aroma is custard creams, vanilla essence, oak, creamy, general custard ... paper with soft smoke, iced gems. Taste is similar - the peat is quite restrained really and the main vibes are custard, vanilla, custard cream biscuits, ... a touch underpowered at 40%, oaky towards the finish with a smoky linger. Good. 3.4/81

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Almost too smooth but very drinkable - my best guess would be Caol Ila and something - in general it's just a bit lacking of punch
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apple compote, fine peat and smoke, sea breeze
    • Taste
      Oily, fine peat and smoke, little fruitiness, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet BBQ sauce. Fresh apples. Oaky vanilla, Not to much as the peat calms that down

    Palate: Salty. Mouthcoating sugar, like cola without the fizz.Finish: The peat is there, and finaly takes the lead! Some spices. verry nice!

  7. theendh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Laird Blonag scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind, I would have typed on a Bowmore. The bitter aromas dominate my taste a little too much. Not bad, but not outstanding.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, some stomach acid (Bowmore?), Violets, candied grapes, caramelized sugar and a hint of eucalyptus.  
    • Taste
      Very soft. Pecan nut, clear smoke (smoked peppers), light milk chocolate and some filter coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with strong smoke. Green peppers, smoked almonds, light oak and some unsweetened espresso.  

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I do not believe this
    is better than the 8 Year Old (which was not too great in itself). The peat
    plays too little a role, making the name Peat Chimney somewhat misplaced.
    Having said that, a bottle is less than 35 EUR. Thanks, Marc!
    • Nose
      It is very promising
      on the nose. Baked apples and pear drops with some vanilla are immediately
      joined by wet earth. Hints of ashes. The peat is pretty quiet. The nose is
      mostly sweet.
    • Taste
      While it is very soft
      on the palate, not much remains of the sweet nose. Now the spices (pepper,
      ginger) and the peat speak. Well, the peat quickly retreats again. Yes, it
      falls back to make room for a sour touch. Bunna in the mix? Midpalate it
      becomes more sweet again. The whole is very soft and quite quaffable.
    • Finish
      The finish is mildly
      smoky on ashes, vanilla and a touch of liquorice.


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