TOP 10 Peated Whiskies

Looking for the best Peated whisky to buy? Our experts have selected a great Top 10 Peated whiskies at great prices, so if you're looking for a bargain smoky, peated single malt whisky you've come to the right place!

Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series

Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

Ledaig is really becoming so popular that soon we won't be able to call it a cult malt whisky anymore. Tobermory distillery's peated Island single malt whisky is developing a legion of enthusiastic zealots.

Released in 2020 at the distillery's now-standard 46.3%, this Ledaig began life in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in Rioja wine barriques, which have added some fresh berry notes to the Ledaig spirit's trademark salty, smoky, rubbery flavours. 

Attributes
Distillery

Ledaig

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Sinclair Series

Country Scotland
Region Island
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon & Rioja
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: Notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes followed by rich leather and a beautiful peppery spice. A hint of chocolate comes through at the back.

Palate: Creamy mouthfeel packed full of almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of peppery Ledaig, which give way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa interspersed with cinnamon spice and hints of freshly cut grass.

Finish: Lingering smoky finish with red fruit and sea spray.

£30.00 inc VAT.
£25.00 exc VAT.
Ledaig 10 Year Old
Ledaig 10 Year Old

Ledaig 10 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

The 10-year-old Ledaig heavily-peated single malt whisky from Tobermory Distillery was introduced in 2007 and like many single malt whisky fans we were knocked out when we first tried it. Subtle it ain't, but this is a thrill ride.

Ledaig's full-on character is a combination of very boisterous wet, earthy peat alongside coastal salinity balanced by a toffee sweetness, but it also frequently has unique layers of rubber, sweet and peppery spices and barbecued meat. It's definitely not for everyone, but fans of this take-no-prisoners malt will accept no substitute.

Attributes
Distillery

Ledaig

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Island
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon
Age 10
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
£38.00 inc VAT.
£31.67 exc VAT.
Torabhaig The Legacy Series | Allt Gleann
Torabhaig The Legacy Series | Allt Gleann

Torabhaig The Legacy Series | Allt Gleann

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Please note discount codes cannot be used on this product.

The second general release from Torabhaig distillery on the Isle of Skye, Torabhaig Legacy Series Allt Gleann is a progression of the distillery's evolving Well Tempered Peat style, kicking up the initial phenols to 77ppm, with 17ppm residual in the spirit.

Torabhaig's Inaugural Release in the Legacy Series caused a sensation earlier this year, so we can't wait to crack one of these Allt Gleann open to try the next step in the Torabhaig story.

Attributes
Distillery

Torabhaig

Bottler

Distillery

Series

The Legacy Series Allt Gleann

Country Scotland
Region Island
Bottling Year 2021
Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type First Fill Bourbon & Refill Bourbon
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46%
Pre-Owned

No

£50.00 inc VAT.
£41.67 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 13 Year Old Discovery Range
Caol Ila 13 Year Old Discovery Range

Caol Ila 13 Year Old Discovery Range

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 43%

We were so impressed when trying the whiskies from this range that we could not believe the RRP. In our opinion, they are better than a lot of whiskies at twice the price, and these are a must-have for anyone as an introduction to G & M bottlings.

Nestled nicely in the smoky section of G & M's Discovery Range this Caol Ila shows what peated whisky is all about.

The whole range gives whisky lovers a tour of various flavour profiles and characters, and showcases what Gordon & MacPhail are good at.

Attributes
Distillery

Caol Ila

Bottler

Gordon & MacPhail

Series

Discovery Range

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 13
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Sweet vanilla and dried cured meat aromas with peat smoke undertones are complemented by banana and apricot.

Palate: Ripe banana, kiwi with vibrant hints of fresh citrus.

Finish: Long sweet and smokey.

£43.00 inc VAT.
£35.83 exc VAT.
Balvenie 14 Year Old | The Week Of Peat
Balvenie 14 Year Old | The Week Of Peat

Balvenie 14 Year Old The Week Of Peat

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery bottling 70cl / 48.3%

The second release as part of Balvenie's Stories Range tells the tale of retired distillery manager Ian Millar's eagerness to experiment.

This 14-year-old heavily peated whisky has all the classic Balvenie sweet and citrus notes along with the lovely peat smoke from a unique process. 

The story behind this bottling is when Ian Millar spotted a 1-week gap in production at Balvenie. it was then decided that they would produce a peated whisky for this week of the year. Hence the name, The Week of Peat.

Attributes
Distillery

Balvenie

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 14
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48.3%
Pre-Owned No
£60.00 inc VAT.
£50.00 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%

As with other mid-aged Islay whiskies, this Caol Ila 18 year old has really mellowed nicely with age. The peat is still there but it just sits nicely in the background.

Caol Ila 18 starts smoky-sweet on the nose then drinks smoothly, showing a sweet yet sour character. The long-lived finish evokes a distant, smouldering beach bonfire.

Attributes
Distillery

Caol Ila

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 18
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes
Nose: Smoky bonfires, then soapy water and wet wool, with a smouldering beach bonfire in the distance. Hints of mineral oil, then wax.

Palate: Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt.
Finish: A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.

£82.00 inc VAT.
£68.33 exc VAT.
Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack
Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack

Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46% 

Kilchoman Machir Bay is a vatting of whiskies predominately matured in first-fill bourbon casks and a much smaller number from sherry casks. This beautiful marriage gives a unique balance of aromatic and coastal peat smoke, citrus and tropical fruit.

This excellent Kilchoman Machir Bay release is presented in a lovely presentation pack with 2 branded glasses, ideal for a gift or a treat for yourself.

Attributes
Distillery

Kilchoman

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Machir Bay

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Cask Type Bourbon & Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No

 

£49.00 inc VAT.
£40.83 exc VAT.
Ledaig 18 Year Old
Ledaig 18 Year Old

Ledaig 18 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

Ledaig 18-year-old first appeared in 2015 and has helped cement the burgeoning reputation of Tobermory's peated single malt whisky ever since. We recommend it to all peat-lovers, as it displays a complexity that might surprise anyone who's only previously tried younger Ledaigs.

Ledaig 18-year-old is initially aged in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in ex-Sherry casks for a final flourish. Expect hints of over-ripened apricots, toasted nuts and sherry - all infused with Ledaig's smoky, sweet and peppery character.

Attributes
Distillery

Ledaig

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Island
Age 18
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
£80.00 inc VAT.
£66.67 exc VAT.
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
4x 5cl / 40%, 46.3%, 40%, 43%

An Islay Journey is a whisky miniature gift set featuring 5cl bottles of four excellent Islay single malt Scotch whiskies, namely Bunnahabhain 12-year-old, and a trio of mystery islay single malts: Smokehead, Islay Storm and The Ileach.

The Islay Journey whisky gift pack makes a delicious Christmas stocking-filler gift for fans of smoky Islay single malt whisky or indeed a great introductory pack for anyone looking to explore Islay single malt whisky for the first time.

Attributes
Distillery

Various

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age Various
Bottle Size 5cl x4
ABV Various
Pre-Owned No
£26.00 inc VAT.
£21.67 exc VAT.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 48%

Two of the things that single malt fans like the best are peated whisky and sherry casks, so this 10-year-old Laphroaig Sherry Oak Finish is a nailed-on winner if ever we saw one.

Introduced to the distillery's core range in spring 2021, Laphroaig 10-year-old Sherry Oak Finish begins life in refill sherry and bourbon casks, before spending the last 12-18 months of its maturation in Oloroso sherry casks to add extra complexity to the flavour profile. Like the distillery's Quarter Cask, Laphroaig 10-year-old Sherry Oak is bottled at the higher strength of 48%. A must for fans of full-on Islay whisky.

Attributes
Distillery

Laphroaig

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Sherry Oak Finish

Age

10

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Cask Type Ex-bourbon, refill Oloroso sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48%
Pre-Owned

No

£60.00 inc VAT.
£50.00 exc VAT.