Ancnoc Peatheart Batch 2
Established in 1894, our Distillery Knockdhu, is one of the most enchanting in the Scottish Highlands and belted by a bounty of natural resources perfectly suited to making whisky. Knockdhu sits just under Knock Hill - the home of pure, clear water springs - and sits on the doorstep of a region rich in barley and peat.
Peatiness can be controlled by the amount of peat burnt and the humidity of the barley. The peat smoke generates phenols, and it is the phenol content that allows a whisky's 'peatiness' to be measured. The phenol content is expressed as PPM (parts per million) and to ensure consistency, Peatheart uses barley, specified by our Master Blender, malted to 40 PPM.
Nose: Understated peat smoke and barbecue balanced by ripe pineapples, pears and a dark, rich tone of baked toffee apples. Subtle vanilla and sparks of fresh lemon rind lend lightness and elegance to the composition.
Palate: Structured and full, with rich smoke in balance with juicy gummy bears and the light, fizzy sweetness of spun sugar. Undertones of a hay barn and fudge give it a delicious weight.
Finish: long and growing, distinctly spicy and sweet with a warming, smoky finale.