Peat Freak (Loch Lomond, Croftengea) The Maltman, 2009 7 years, 55,2%, 0,7L, bourbon cask 324, 302 bottles.
The present business was established in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery in Bowling and production began in 1965. In 1984, the distillery stopped production until Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouses acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Grain whisky production began in 1993 and two new malt stills were added in 1999. At the time the Grain distillery opened in 1994, it was the only distillery in Scotland producing both Grain and Malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills. In 2014, the distillery was acquired by the private equity group Exponent alongside the management team.
Nose: Slightly smoky and medicinal, like being in the engine room of a tugboat
Taste: A lot of flavour for this youngster. More medicinal tones and lightly smoked ham, followed by some sweet peat.
Finish: Long and warming with nuts, brine and smoked oak.