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TALES OF PEAT

TALES OF PEAT

We’re often asked what makes our whisky a cut above the rest. The secret? Quite simply, it’s the essence of Islay itself. Peat.

We source soft, non-mineralised water from Islay’s local Kilbride Reservoir to soak our barley. We use hand cut peat turfs infused with heather, lichen, and moss for cold smoking in the kilns. And we’ve been doing so ever since 1815, when farming brothers Donald and Alexander Johnston first leased acres from the Laird of Islay and discovered distilling was more profitable than farming, resulting in the birth of a whisky with distinctive, peaty, and earthy flavours known today as Laphroaig.

It's Islay’s peat that gives our whisky it’s unique characteristics. Find out what happens when taste trailblazing Fire Chef Francis Mallmann uses it to influence the personality of his open fire cooking.

TASTE TRAILBLAZERS SERVES

Old Peat

  • 60ml Laphroaig 10 year
  • 10ml Ginger liqueur
  • 5ml agave syrup (Substitute for honey syrup or Gomme if unavailable 
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Method:

Add all ingredients to an ice filled mixing glass. Stir for 35-40 times, strain over an iced filled rocks glass and garnish with candied ginger.

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