Well I just got a bottle of "PEAT" for christmas from my father in law who being a Scot himself always tends to go for something different with me:
Nikka 15 last birthday - great!
Amrut standard 2 xmasses ago...and toungue firmly in his Scottish cheek, as he knows I have "Indian" tastes in food and gurus! Returned the compliment this time with the "Fusion" which really is excellent. One moment you think you're drinking Glenlivet, the next, Talisker!
Glenrothes select. Sherry Macallan's delicate, gentle sister!
Compass box Asyla - the best blend I ever tasted?
Bowmore First Cask 22YO - outstanding.
So how does the "Peat" compare?
I agree with the two posters who said "one-dimensional". That was my first impression.
I find it entertaining, frisky, peaty, lovely nose(the best part for me - like a gentle nicely balanced Ardbeg or Caol Ila) a sweet delivery - highly reminiscent of Lappie quarter cask...but somehow lacking the complexity of the QC and the standard 10. It boasts "no medicinal notes" as if that's a selling point - something to be avoided, but I kinda miss those tarry TCP notes!
Not bad, and fun, for sure...but the finish ain't so special, and this is where the "medicinal" notes of it's South Shore brethren come into play, leaving a long - lasting freshness on the palate that "PEAT" lacks.
Think I'll try blending it with some Lochnagar my mother gave me. She 's 86, her marbles don;t roll as they used to, and whenever she asks me for a whisky I like I say "Lagavulin."
Ah, well - it begins with an "L"!
On a "Jim Murray" soapbox I'd give PEAT 86/100, with the add that the last OB Laddie I remember trying was the OB Bluebottle 15, and it had a delicate character all its own which the PEAT does slightly lack.