Double Standard

Islay, Scotland

The Double Standard is an award-winning Islay blended malt whisky inspired by the defiance, bravery, and cunning of Scotland’s forgotten illicit distillers.

When caught smuggling whisky, the peatreekers had a choice to make: donate a few bottles to the corrupt excisemen and keep the majority of their contraband, or lose it all.

This whisky is our tribute to those officials who chose to operate the Double Standard. Come read more about the story that inspired the Double Standard.

A bottle of the Peatreekers Double Standard.The case of the Peatreekers Double Standard.Detail of the Peatreekers emblem on the top of the case.A bottle of the Peatreekers Double Standard, 70cl.

Tasting Notes


Antique Brass


Fresh wood shavings, honeysuckle and dried apricots with dusty leather bound books. Salty peat smoke lingers in the background with hints of tarmac and spices.


Boiled sweets mingle with peat fires and vanilla pods. Then digestive biscuits and milk chocolate. Spicy, smoky and warming with a creamy mouth-feel.


Long with wisps of sweet smoke.

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

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