18 May 2024
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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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Water in whisky (and why you should add it)

When it comes to whisky, water really is everywhere. Of all the ingredients used in whisky production across the world, none can be considered more important – not necessarily to the final product itself but for the fact that without it there would be no final product.

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