Review: Flaviar Son of a Peat Blended Malt

Our pals at Flaviar, which operate a cool spirits subscription service as well as owning our affiliate retail partner Caskers, have released their first ever private label whisky: Son of a Peat.

The inaugural Son of a Peat (this is technically Batch 01) is a blended malt Scotch comprised of eight single malts from three regions in Scotland: Islay, the Islands, and Speyside. “Through member feedback and market insights, Flaviar co-founder Grisa Soba combined his passion for distilling and blending with data from Flaviar club enthusiasts to create a peated malt blend members would be sure to love. Son of a Peat is blended with the flavor profile top of mind, rather than being focused on an age statement.”

The initial run is 1500 bottles in size, with a three bottle limit per customer.

Let’s give it a taste.

Of those three regions mentioned above, Islay (as expected) really dominates. In fact, as the name implies, this is a quite straightforward expression of a heavily-peated whisky, extremely maritime on the nose with ample salt and seaweed notes and a strong current of smoke running throughout. The palate offers few surprises, a racy and powerful take on ultra-peat, pungent with a reprise of notes of seaweed, salt spray, and waves of peat smoke wafting over everything. It’s a fair enough complaint that Son of a Peat offers few surprises. But did I mention the peat? Just checking.

96.6 proof.

B / $60 /

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