Wemyss The Peat Chimney 12 year old, 40%

Price: $55.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

The problem with selling your whisky by description is that if you don't deliver what you've claimed in the name, you're in trouble. That's a little bit how it was with these whiskies when they were seven years old. At this age, though, these are big boy whiskies and there is plenty of peat, seaweed, oil, barbecued fish, and salty sea notes to keep you hooked. Nicely balanced with fruit, too. £35