GSN Review: Son of a Peat Batch 02 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Flaviar recently announced the long-awaited return of Son of a Peat, with the release of Son of a Peat Batch 02. Son of a Peat Batch 01 received critical acclaim from the industry and consumers alike and sold out in record time.

Son of a Peat Batch 02 shares the same DNA as Batch 01, just with a touch more maturity and sherry richness. Each batch is unique and in short supply, but members will be able to buy up to three bottles each, subject to availability; one to open, one to gift and one to save for later.

All 2,000 bottles will be available via a lottery system, exclusively to Flaviar members, so everyone gets the same chance to get their hands on this complex, commanding whisky bottled at the peak of its powers.

Grisa Soba, co-founder of Flaviar, comments: “Years of analyzing data and customer reviews on our platform has helped us understand what a perfect peated malt is for our members, and also what someone new to peated whisky, would enjoy as their first experience of a peated Scotch. With Son of a Peat we’ve been able to satisfy both camps, those that have already fallen for peat and those just starting to explore the peated Scotch world.”

Son of a Peat Batch 02 (94.4 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Hefty peated nose caressed by a tangy and sweet malt aroma. The best of both worlds.
Taste: Creosote and medium-heavy peat out of the gate, tempered by a rich and engaging lightly sweet malt. The smoke has a chewiness that is right on the edge of aggressive, but manages to simmer down after a minute into a soft rumble.
Finish: Long with a playful battle between the peat and the malt, neither one being declared the obvious champion.
Overall: A really nice Scotch in the style of an Islay, but softer and friendlier to those looking to try something new. This works exceptionally well on a single large rock. The GSN staff is unanimously enthusiastic about this release.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Son of a Peat

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