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 finest whisky in the land.

Join us as we explore the history of the peatreekers with leading whisky experts Charles Maclean and Blair Bowman.

With their illicit stills carefully hidden from prying eyes, the peatreekers had few resources beyond their own cunning, bravery, and barley. Hiding in plain sight, they often left no trace of their presence, save the blackening of nearby trees.

Three centuries on, we’re bringing the tales of their exploits to light, celebrating the peatreekers and illuminating their struggle against the establishment.

For too long whisky has been seen as closed off, only to be enjoyed by those with knowledge and an air of superiority. But in the 18th century, whisky was enjoyed by all – no matter their walk of life.

Our burning passion is to bring back to life the stories of the darker side of whisky, and make whisky accessible to all, just like these rebels, renegades, and rogues did.

We focus on crafting blended malt scotch whisky, perfectly balancing the flavour profiles of single malts to create a unique and unforgettable drink, to be enjoyed when you want, how you want.

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

Welcome to the darker side of whisky.

A bottle of the Peatreekers Double Standard in a leather satchel

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