The  Malt  Project
All about Peat Freaks
 

A Peat Freak is someone really special!

Special because you are someone who loves single malt Scotch whisky and especially those malts from Islay, which are very peaty.

The distilleries on the Isle of Islay are noted for Smokey and peaty flavors. In the words of Laphroaig’s advertising campaign – You’ll Love it or Hate it!

If you’re a true Peat Freak you love the Ardbegs, Laphroaigs, Bowmores, Lagavulins and Caol Ilas. And, you have a very special feeling about Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain and even a rare Port Ellen or Isle of Jura (especially the new Superstition and 1984 Orwell). Or the wonderful
Highland Parks or Ledaig
Talisker.


In truth the “Phenolic content” of the malted barley varies in the
Islay distilleries from around 30 parts per million to around 80 or 90 with the most between 35 and 55 ppm. (Bruichladdich has some new extremely highly peated malts only recently released.

But maybe you care more about the taste than the statistics.



So…. Show off with a SPECIAL PEAT FREAK T-SHIRT


And, thanks to Arthur Motley formerly with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and now with Royal Mile for helping us coin the “peat freak expression.”
 

   



Express your taste, wear a Peat freak T-shirt when you toast with “Slainte”.

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