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.
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%

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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.

£47.00 inc VAT.
£39.17 exc VAT.
Bowmore 15 Year Old | Decanter Gift Pack
Bowmore 15 Year Old | Decanter Gift Pack

Bowmore 15 Year Old Decanter Gift Pack

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

Bowmore 15-year-old (formerly known as Bowmore Darkest) is one of the better finished whiskies around these days, keeping it simple with a straight-forward secondary maturation period (usually around three years) in sherry casks.

The peat and sherry complement each other so well - on the palate you'll find the usual balanced Bowmore peat smoke, then a lovely rich, sweet finish and a slight teasing of tropical fruit.

This lovely bottle of Bowmore 15 is handsomely presented in a gift box with an accompanying glass decanter, so is perfect as a gift for a whisky fan or as a treat for yourself.

Attributes
Distillery

Bowmore

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 15
Cask Type Bourbon & Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%
Pre-Owned No
£61.50 inc VAT.
£51.25 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.
Ledaig 2008-2020 | 12 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Hermitage Wood Finish
Ledaig 2008-2020 | 12 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Hermitage Wood Finish

Ledaig 2008-2020 | 12 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Hermitage Wood Finish

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 45%

We are starting to see a lot more indie bottlings of Ledaig and this is good news for any Ledaig fans.

Batch 20/074 is a 2008 Ledaig bottled in 2020 by G&M for their new and improved Connoisseur's Choice range.

This one is part of their wood finishes. Initially matured in refill sherry hogsheads before being finished in Hermitage casks for 3 years.

We can't get enough of these Connoisseurs Choice whiskies.

Attributes
Distillery/Brand

Tobermory/Ledaig

Bottler

Gordon & MacPhail

Series

Connoisseurs Choice

Country Scotland
Region Island
Distilled Year 2008
Bottling Year 2020
Age 12
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 4440
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 45.0%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Sweet smoky top note with summer berries and lemon zest.
Palate: Smooth and creamy with black pepper, raspberry and apple flavours.
Finish: Medium-bodied, sweet and smoky.

£68.00 inc VAT.
£56.67 exc VAT.
peats beast single malt scotch whisky
peats beast single malt scotch whisky

Peat's Beast

Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 46%

Peat's Beast is an Islay single malt from an unnamed Islay distillery.

Youthful, fulsome and packing a real peaty kick. This is top-notch peaty Islay whisky, ideal as a session dram.

£36.00 inc VAT.
£30.00 exc VAT.
Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05
Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05

Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.8%

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Just arrived and destined to sell out soon, it's the Summer 2021 release from Ardnamurchan!

Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05 retains the now-familiar formula that has propelled Ardnamurchan to the forefront of the new Scottish distilleries. Sticking to the previous winning recipe, it's a 50/50 mix of the distillery's peated and unpeated whisky, and 65% of the casks are ex-bourbon with the remaining 35% ex-sherry.

Ardnamurchan AD/07.21:05 has been bottled without colouring or chill filtration at the distillery’s preferred 46.8%.

Attributes
Distillery

Ardnamurchan

Bottler

Distillery

Series

AD/07.21:05

Country Scotland
Region Highland
Bottling Year 2021
Cask Type Sherry & Bourbon
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 19,998
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.8%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: Summer berry pie with bruised apples, lemon meringue and salted caramel.

Palate: Pecan and vanilla ice cream, saltwater taffy and beach bonfire smoke.

£46.00 inc VAT.
£38.33 exc VAT.
Lagavulin 8 Year Old
Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

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

Lagavulin 8 year old was Initially released in 2016 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery by John Johnston in 1816.

After the success of the original limited-edition expression, it was decided to make this a permanent addition to the Lagavulin range.

A fantastic dram.

Attributes
Distillery

Lagavulin

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 8
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48.0%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Nose: Immediately quite soft with clean, fresh notes, faint hints of milk chocolate and lemon and then developing fragrant tea-scented smoke alongside nose-drying, maritime aromas, with subtle cereal. A prickliness seen earlier now develops, while the trademark Lagavulin dryness emerges as fresh newsprint. Softly sooty. Softer, fuller and more rounded with water: it’s not hugely fruity but there’s just a trace of red berry preserve, perhaps, beneath the smokiness, which comes sharply into focus.

Palate: A soothing light texture, with a magnificently full-on Lagavulin taste that’s somehow even bigger than you expect; sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing, smoky pungency, then dry, with more smoke. Charred, with minty, dark chocolate. Beautifully balanced midpalate then salty, oven-charred baked potato skins and smoke. Water rounds things, the taste still mighty yet more succulent, sweeter, spicier and now tongue-tingling, mint-fresh and warming.

Finish: Lovely; clean, very long and smoky. Smoothly, subtle minted smoke surrounds chocolate tannins, leaving a late drying note to emerge in time. It’s warming, soft and still smoky with water, not as long or intense now, yet still leaving the palate dry as sweet smoke lingers on the breath.

£53.00 inc VAT.
£44.17 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.