It’s in fierce short supply as a flavour profile in Irish Whiskey.
Connemara flew the flag for many a year.
West Cork’s Peat Charred Cask used Irish Turf to flavour their barrels.
And lately WD O’Connell’s Bill Phil landed a smokey smacker.
But they’re all Single Malts.
The big selling smokey blend market was effectively abandoned.
Inishowen did a gorgeous soft smoker from a few years ago.
Three Crowns Peated uses Islay casks to great results.
But actual peat dried barley in an Irish Blended Whiskey was hard got.
Step forward The Legendary Dark Silkie Smokey!
I took it for a whirl!
That distinctive coastal peat aroma greeted me.
Smooth easy & sweet on the palate.
A softly glowing peat fire grew in intensity – slowly drying out – adding a few prickly spices along the way – before leaving in a blaze of glory.
Dark Silkie is not for the faint hearted.
This is full on unapologetic smoke for the peatheads out there.