Australian-owned Scotch whisky, Pure Scot, has released a tantalising new edition to its growing range of premium blended Scotch whiskies. A smoky and contemporary expression designed with Australian bartenders in mind, Pure Scot Midnight Peat recognises peated Scotch whisky as the unsung hero of the cocktail world and was created to elevate classic and modern whisky-based drinks.
Like all of the Pure Scot range, including the multiple award-winning Pure Scot Signature and Pure Scot Virgin Oak, Midnight Peat is refreshing and balanced; while it packs an undeniable punch, Pure Scot Midnight Peat’s warm smoky, sweet notes won’t destroy the palate.
Crafted at the 204 year old Bladnoch Distillery in the Scottish Lowlands, with acclaimed Master Distiller Nick Savage at the helm, Midnight Peat takes Pure Scot’s signature blend and finishes it off in flavourful ex-peated Bladnoch barrels for six to nine months. This kiss of peat is enough for the smokiness to shine through in cocktails and satiate the peat lovers, but not overpower the refreshing notes of honey, ginger and citrus.
On the release of Midnight Peat, Nick Savage says, “Pure Scot has an approach to innovate around our drinking occasions in life. Midnight Peat was developed and designed to add a further aspect to those occasions, by introducing a peated finish. The peated finish was carefully monitored to allow for character to be a subtle build on the style of Pure Scot signature, yet allow for a completely different dimension.”