The Peat Project: Portuguese Red Wine Barrique with Washington Peat - Macaloney's Island Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery

The Peat Project: Portuguese Red Wine Barrique with Washington Peat


This whisky is from our ‘peated’ island single malt range – double distilled using only the best malted barley available, and uniquely peat-smoked at the distillery, a traditional practice only done by a tiny handful of distilleries. The patient, yet purposeful, distillation produces a complex, layered and balanced ‘clearach’ (new-make spirit). The whisky maturation expert, Dr. Swan described the original newmake that trickles off our copper potstills as ‘the best that I have tasted in any distillery at this stage, super fruity.‘ This peated distillate is equally smooth and fruity, but now layered with delicate, complex, peat-smoke notes!


Peat smoke contributes the truest ‘terroir’ in whisky appreciation. This expression allows you to explore how Washington peat differs from our Canadian and Scottish peats. It was distilled using our local barley peat-smoked at the distillery with Washington State peat, from just across the Canadian-U.S. border. It was then matured in, and bottled directly from, a single carefully selected Portuguese red wine barrique, thereby allowing comparison of Washington peat across our range of wine casks including red, white, Port, Oloroso, and PX, etc.



Nose: The nose presents medium peat smoke with wood ash, leather, tobacco, and candied orange. Floral and fruit notes include heather, lemongrass, coconut, pears, dates, dried figs, raisins, blackcurrants, and sweet pea flowers. Mead and treacle lead to cinnamon and fresh coffee grinds.


Palate: The palate is creamy, very smooth and pleasantly warming, with sweet red wine, demerara, blackcurrant, prunes, dates, sultanas and honeydew melon. Waves of peat smoke, heather brushfire, and wood ash lead to coconut milk, cinnamon, black cardamom, fresh ground black pepper, liquorice, and dark chocolate. It finishes with toffee fudge, perfume, floral nectar, a dry malt sweetness, with a hint of salt and lingering smoke.


54 PPM

ABV: 46%

750ml bottle

Natural Colour & Non-Chill Filtered

Out of stock

SKU: 254134 Category:

Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 × 24.5 cm

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