Broken Barrel Isle Of Peat

Broken Barrel Isle Of Peat

(0.75l, 55%)


6.2/10
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It might not be peaty Scotch, but it's an extremely cool experiment with Whiskey and Islay barrel staves.

The aptly-named Infuse Spirits had its start in 2012 when Seth Benhaim began infusing Spirits in his garage at the age of twenty-five — becoming the youngest brand owner to ever win Best-In-Show and Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He’s our kind of guy. While Infuse Spirits Vodkas and Bitters are infused with natural spices and fruits, their Whiskies are infused with staves from other barrels of a variety of wood types — from Whiskey and Sherry to Wine, Single Malt, and more. They even use exotic woods like Mizunara and French oak.

This unique wood infusion technique results in their Whiskies not only having a mash bill, but also an oak bill. Isle of Peat could only be a reference to one place, the magical island where smoky Single Malts dwell. You know it ― this expression employs staves from imported Islay Scotch barrels for its maturation. The blend of 1-year-old Wheat & Single Malt Whiskey from Indiana gets the stave treatment for at least a month in a warm environment, speeding up the process. It certainly isn't Scotch. But it's an epic experiment that's bound to tickle any smokehead's fancy. A grand total of 6,600 bottles were produced and it's taken home a Double Gold Medal at the SF World Spirits Competition. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended American Whiskey
  • Region
    California
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    55%
  • Distillery
    Infuse Spirits
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

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spicy
peaty
nutty
wheat
dates
oak
fire
dark fruit
nutmeg
What does Broken Barrel Isle Of Peat taste like?

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Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There's a hint of peat on the nose that's gentler ― not a full-on smokiness. The wheat character is apparent and there's a touch of sea spray in there as well.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's spicy on the palate with toasted nut notes, dates, oak, and a distant campfire in the background.

Finish
Finishes with dark fruit as well as baking spice notes where nutmeg and clove stand out. 
Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
A really nice whiskey, not phenomenal, but drinkable. I could definitely taste the hints of peat brought on by the Islay barrels used. For the age it was, it was good. If it was older (like most whisky) it would be smoother, more drinkable... Maybe use some "Time & Oak" sticks in it for a little fast aging.
 
benjamin
benjamin,
A very strong whiskey! Has an interesting wood flavor profile, smooths out a bit with water, but unfortunately no detectable peat for a peat fan. I’m surprised they bothered any reference to peat in the name. It seems very young too (harsh). I’d be very interested in seeing how they’re barrels do with more aging. Cheers to the ingenuity and effort, it’s definitely an interesting woody flavor.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Drinkable. Not great. Mild Peat finish. I agree with other reviews that this needs more aging. I would expect it to be quite good with after a few more years.
 
Kent
Kent,
Fantastic bought for a gift and he lives it
 
David
David,
Super young... a blended whiskey from 2 different one year old whiskeys - staved & bottled in Vegas for a company in California... weird supply chain there! In the end, this is a young whiskey that is really only a hint of smoke to it. Tastes young but has promise... would love to have tried this aged longer.
 
SALEM
SALEM,
This was my first bottle through the quarterly selection. I was disappointed in this one. It tasted musty rather than peaty and very harsh. This may be because it was not aged. I hope Flaviar makes better quality scotch selection available for the quarterly inventory.
 
JD
JD,
I would leave this one alone. Not a fan.
 
Todd
Todd,
Whoever called this peat has never tasted anything with peat. There is absolutely no peat taste to this. At least the bottle was “free”.
 
Michael
Michael,
Didn’t really like this. It was my first bottle from Flaviar. It is definitely underaged and harsh. That is Ok because it is part of the tasting/learning experience. There will be more. But I wouldn’t send this as the first bottle of whisky from Flaviar.
 
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