Peat Chimney

Peat Chimney

  • Fife, 
  • scotland

Latest Awards

  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast , November 2022

The Wemyss family has had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Even today barley from the Wemyss Estate is prized by many of the leading distillers, and Cameronbridge Distillery is located just a few miles from the castle itself. With this passion came the gradual realization that, even for the knowledgeable consumer, much of the malt whisky terminology can be confusing. Our range of handcrafted malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable. We use the taste and aromas of the individual whiskies to identify each bottling, rather than the distillery, so the consumer can more easily understand the style being purchased. Up to sixteen different single malt whiskies are expertly blended together before introducing the signature malts to create three distinct taste profiles under Charles Macleans guidance: 'Spicy' (Spice King), 'Peaty' (Peat Chimney) and 'Honeyed' (The Hive).


Peat Chimney is a small batch, hand-crafted Scotch whisky that captures the allure of smoke in a balanced expression rich in smoky maritime and citrus notes.

Tasting Notes

Honey gold color. Aromas of heather smoke drift alongside stone fruits and orange zest. On the palate, warm peat puffs over rich espresso and muscovado sugar. To finish, flinty minerality sizzles out to a soft, sweet finale. Enjoy Peat Chimney neat, on the rocks, or served long and refreshing in a Highball with soda & mint sprig. Or a smoky take on an Old Fashioned or Penicillin.


Expect a mildly smoky aroma, plus a nutty hint. Add a splash of water, and the palate shows dark chocolate, cigar smoke and leather, winding into a drying, peaty exhale framed by black-pepper heat. —K.N.

Wine Enthusiast - November 2022



technical details
  • ABV: 46%
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan
Peat Chimney Penicillin

Peat Chimney Penicillin

  • 1.5 oz Peat Chimney
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz Honey & Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Lemon peel to garnish
  • Shake all ingredients together with ice.
  • Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel.
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