Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Stated Age
08 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Added on
11 Jan 2014 11:28 am by XVII

Average value

€ 29.00

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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

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. kot1803 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A well-crafted blend that will satisfy almost anyone who has a weakness for whiskies from Islay.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      This could've been a bit longer. Peaty and fruity with some eucalyptus.

  5. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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. 
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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...?
    • Finish
      Mouthwarming and dry with eucalyptus and roasted pine nuts. 


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