The Benromach Peat Smoke is wonderfully fruity and smoky single malt whisky, with no medicinal undertones. Sweet peat that’s really neat!
To understand peat you have to know where it comes from. It is really many years of decayed vegetation, mostly heather. On Islay that means that the heather is wind swept and sea sprayed. That ‘seaside influence’ carries into the heather, into the peat and eventually into the whisky. You can notice it as ‘iodiney’ flavours and saltyness. That happens when the barley is dried using this peat.