Wemyss Peat Chimney Batch Strength

Wemyss Peat Chimney Batch Strength

Peat Chimney is Wemyss’s Islay-centric blended malt. Previously bottled at basement proof (40%) and age stated at first 8, then 12 years, this is their new version which has gone up to a much higher 57%, but lost its age statement. It is a non-chill filtered blend of an undisclosed number of Islay and non-Islay malts.

This is my sixth and final in a series of 6 reviews of Wemyss products.

  1. Wemyss Lord Elcho 2. Wemyss Vanilla Burst
  2. Wemyss Treacle Chest 4. Wemyss Continental Platter (20yo Clynelish)
  3. Wemyss Chewy Pineapple Crisps (21yo Clynelish) 6. Wemyss Peat Chimney

Distiller: Undisclosed
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: Undisclosed
ABV: 57%
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: Pour at Grand Terminus, Bergen, Norway.
Setting: Unblind.

Nose: Popcorn butter, smoked honey glazed ham, papaya/tropical fruit. Shockingly little smoke, though it started appearing as it aired a bit more.
Palate: Boozy. Smoked tropical fruit. Tar.
Finish: Heavy. Sweet yellow fruit, wet charred logs. Deep and rich.
Overall: If I had have tasted this blind I would never have guessed it was an Islay blend, the smoke is very restrained. This is a fruit forward whisky. It’s pretty unique, but if I bought a bottle named “Peat Chimney” off the shelf I would be pretty disappointed with this tropical fruit bomb. Overall I did like it, but the misleading name puts me off, and it’s far from something exceptional.
Rank: 5