Online spirits club Flaviar has released their first ever private label whisky, Son of a Peat. The blended malt is comprised of eight malt whiskies from Islay, Island, and Speyside distilleries. Bottled at 48.3% abv, the NAS Son of a Peat is a 1,500 bottle run available only to Flaviar members for $60. Bonus points for no caramel coloring and non-chill filtering.
The nose is ripe with aromas of bonfire smoke, lemon zest, orchard fruits and cinnamon toast. The higher-than-standard proof provides a bold tasting experience featuring initial hints of toffee, lemon cake and crisp apples, as a meaty smoke note builds to a crescendo. A bit of spice ramps up on the backend towards the finish, which is long, smoky and slightly sweet.
I came in with no expectations and left pretty impressed. Son of a Peat is a relatively complex peated blended malt that would work equally as a sipper and a mixer. There is a slightly youngish quality about it, but that works in this whisky’s favor. More of those lovely peat notes we love are beefed up as a result. Bottom line: Son of a Peat is a steal at $60. If you’re not already a Flaviar member, you may want to quickly reconsider. 7.5/10
Thanks to Flaviar for the sample. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.