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Whisky Reviews for Peat Chimney 08-year-old Wy
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.00 points
- A well-crafted blend that will satisfy almost anyone who has a weakness for whiskies from Islay.
This has a Bowmore-ish quality. Feint peat, smoked bacon, salty seaweed. But very gentle and fruity also, with some added gingerbread and honey. With time is does get more medicinal, iodine.
The peat is a lot more noticable on the palate. Pretty aggressive arrival also. There's wood smoke, iodine and smoked eel. Maybe some milk chocolate, but mostly the characteristic peat flavors.
This could've been a bit longer. Peaty and fruity with some eucalyptus.
- Peat Chimney is not as peaty as Big Peat or Octomore, the king among peat monsters. The combination of peat smoke and flowers creates a beautiful balanced whisky. And also very accessible towards debuting whisky geeks.
Peat Chimney 8 is attractively priced. It ends up in your drinks cabinet for less then € 40. Preferably in the front, next to your daily dram.
Peat smoke teams up with gingerbread, coconut and honey. A hint of creamy cheese. Molten Chester perhaps? Roasted pine wood and some floral notes. I'm considering violets and lavender.
A few drops of water makes it more expressive and gives you grilled salmon with dried herbes de provence and bouquet garni. Some base notes of decayed cardboard, caramel candy (fudge) and rock sugar.
The start is quite dry and hot. White pepper and chili flakes. Ashes of sandalwood and charcoal. Water reveals something Bowmore-esque. Flowers and some milk chocolate. The key malt from Islay isn't Caol Ila after all...?
Mouthwarming and dry with eucalyptus and roasted pine nuts.