Peatcutter - A Scottish Blended Malt, characterized by peat
Single malts from the Highlands and Islay married
The Peatcutter is a blended malt created exclusively for the importer and independent bottler Whiskymax,. It joins the Spirit & Cask Range, a well-known whisky series of Whiskymax.
The name Peatcutter pays tribute to the activity that has been done for generations and that ensures the malting can be done in a way to bring the smoke into the whisky - the peat cutting, a hard physical work that was indeed done less for the whisky industry than for home cooking and heating.
It is “a perfect after-work dram”, “honest, relaxing and with a pleasant bite," the producer describes its Peatcutter. With about 35 ppm it shows a distinct smoky note but is no heavy “peat bomb”. You would meet aromas and impressions that let you think of straw, earthy soil, sweet berries, herbs and peat fire. The whisky was matured in first fill Bourbon barrels and bottled without age statement at an increased drinking strength of 49.5% ABV.
Tasting Notes of the Peatcutter
Nose: dense peat smoke, followed by spicy hay and fresh herbs, sweet of chocolate
Palate: sweet and powerful, with aromas of smoke and straw fire in the beginning and a subtle fruitiness in the background
Finish: voluminous and discreet at the same time, fruity notes accompanied by fading smokes.