The Peated Malts of Distinction gift pack features The Ardmore Legacy, Connemara Original, Bowmore Small Batch and Laphroaig Select united in one box set for the first time.
The gift pack brings together the collection of peated malts for every palate, with each expression boasting its own unique and distinctive smoky flavour.
Each expression comes as a 50ml bottle and is inserted in an eye-catching box which features a traditionally cut peat block and includes a mini-booklet explaining the traditional peated whisky process and the variety of peat flavours present in the range.
Peated Malts of Distinction gift is available at specialist whisky retailers including Royal Mile Whiskies, The Green Welly Stop and The Whisky Exchange (RRP £14.99).
The Ardmore Legacy
A lightly peated Highland single malt whisky, The Ardmore has been produced using the same traditional whisky distilling methods since 1898, and is regarded as the perfect entry into peated malts.
Colour: Light honey
Nose: Heather Honey with hints of cinnamon and toffee bonbon. Very subtle hints of peat smoke
Palate: Creamy vanilla spice gives way to more overt smoky charcoal notes, especially with the addition of water. Smoke doesn’t dominate and is balanced by the sweet honey and spice flavours
Finish: Full bodied, silky mouth feel with a trademark Ardmore dry, tangy and lingering aftertaste, coupled with delicious spice notes.
The Ardmore Legacy is available in multiple retailers including Tesco, Morrisons and Asda (RRP £30).
The smooth and mild peat of Connemara is a balanced step up into the peated malts of distinction. Connemara’s smooth sweet malt taste and complex peat flavours make it a truly great single malt.
Colour: Lightly golden.
Nose: Smoky peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey and oak.
Palate: Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes.
Finish: A long and glorious finish with golden honey notes and deep peat spreading across the mouth and palate. Hints of chocolate vanilla and oak leave a mouth-watering taste!
Connemara Original is available in specialist whisky retailers (RRP £31).
Bowmore Small Batch
Bowmore Small Batch is exclusively matured in first and second fill ex-bourbon cask, then blissfully married together, exhibiting the best qualities of both. This combination of sweetness, subtle spices and peaty smokiness leads to a more intense peated malts experience.
Colour: Warm gold
Nose: Vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice
Palate: Mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut
Finish: Wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish
Bowmore Small Batch is available in multiple retailers including Sainsburys and Tesco (RRP £33).
Laphroaig Select offers a deep, smoky taste yet surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness and offers the ultimate peat experience. It is a must for any peated malts journey.
Colour: Full sparkling gold
Nose: Burning embers of peat in a crofter’s fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas
Body: Full bodied
Palate: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness
Finish: Really long, dry with smoke and spice
Laphroaig Select is available in multiple retailers including Morrisons, Waitrose and Tesco (RRP £35).