The Peatreekers Story

Peatreekers was founded for one purpose, and one purpose alone – to bring the stories of the darker side of whisky back to life.

This isn’t an idea, a whim or a simple venture, it is our burning passion. For too long whisky has been seen as closed off, only enjoyed by those with comprehensive knowledge and an air of superiority. But in the 18th century, whisky was enjoyed by all – whatever their walk of life – and it was the original renegades who produced the finest whisky in the land.

Let us tell you the tale of the peatreekers.

The peatreekers were the brave few who defied Royal decree in 18th century Scotland to produce illegal whisky. So called because the smell of peat clung permanently to their clothes, the peatreekers produced the nations favourite whiskies.

With their illicit stills hidden in secluded woodland and hills, the peatreekers were careful to avoid prying eyes. The only indication they had been there was the blackening of nearby trees.

Three centuries on, we’re embracing the peatreekers, their struggle against the establishment and their renegade spirit.

We are going to bring the stories of the darker side of whisky back to life. Focusing on producing blended malt Scotch whiskies, each contains a variety of components, perfectly combined together to create a unique drink, to be enjoyed when you want, however you want.

We will stand with the rebels, rogues and renegades. We will walk a different path, we will stand out and be different – unashamedly unbowed, just like the peatreekers.

So join us, and realise that life is about adventure, it is about celebrating the unique and that life isn’t measured in years, it’s measured in drams.

Double Standard

In 1725 government excisemen tracked down illicit stills to confiscate untaxed whisky. But bottles of contraband were often exchanged for turning a blind eye. If it wasn’t for this double standard, it could have been a different story entirely…

Colour: Antique Brass
Nose: Wood shavings, fresh honeysuckle, leather and salty smoke.
Palate: Sweet peat smoke, vanilla pods, chocolate digestive biscuits.
Finish: Long with warming peat smoke.

Tasting notes supplied by Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day.

Islay, Scotland
Smoke, Vanilla
A bottle of the Peatreekers Double Standard, 70cl.

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