bold and hearty: announcing Peatheart
Posted on November 01, 2017
We are pleased to announce Peatheart, our latest and on-going release to join our award-winning collection of peaty expressions.
Crafted at our enchanting Knockdhu Distillery found in the heart of the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire, Peatheart takes its name from the nearby peat bogs and its abundance of natural resources which are wonderfully suited to creating a fine smoky Scotch whisky.
Peatheart has a phenol content of 40PPM which results in an intensely warm yet smooth finish. Matured in bourbon barrels for over a decade, this expression celebrates the traditions of the whisky making process, as peat was historically an essential fuel in the drying of barley for the distillation of the liquid.
Measuring 46% and pale amber in appearance the whisky delivers an initial smoky burst on the nose which surrenders to a surge of fruitiness. Notes of ripe pears, apples and citrusy lime give way to a slight hint of tobacco in the background. To taste, smoky flavours are laced with leather and sweet stewed apples. Closely followed by chocolate, the whisky is perfectly complemented by sweet vanilla and zesty lemon, leaving drinkers with a lingering warmth and floral smokiness.
Peatheart’s packaging honours the minimalist yet contemporary style of anCnoc’s core range. Encased in a striking black and gold foil pack, the design features a golden eagle, a bird of prey which is frequently spotted soaring above the peat bogs local to the distillery.
The whisky is launching today, Wednesday 1st November 2017 and will be made available through Independent and Specialist Retailers including Royal Mile Whiskies, The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malts at an RRP of £52 for 70cl.