17 May 2025
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Peat

Peated whiskies offer varying levels of distinctively smoky flavour. For information on the process of peating and examples of great peated whiskies to try, see the articles below.

Scotch glasses

What is Scotch?

What exactly is it that makes whisky Scotch, and what else should you know? Here are nine Scotch FAQs

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Distillery pagodas often seen smoking as peat drying takes place

What is peated whisky? An introduction and short history

Peated whisky is given a smoky flavour by compounds which are released by the peat fires used to dry malted barley. The Length and intensity of exposure to the peat smoke dictates the strength of this flavour as do the characteristics of the peat itself. But how did this style of whisky come into being and why has it now so popular?

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