The 34-year-old Peat’s Beast Islay Single Malt Whisky is a very pretty, well-aged Islay single malt, bottled in the Peat’s Beast range by Fox Fotzgerald. We like the HR Giger type of label design! It is truly a peat monster… this release was distilled somewhere on the Island of Islay, which is home to distilleries like Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain and Kilchoman. Can you smell the burning bog? Did you know that most of the Scottish whiskies were once peated, simply because peat was widely available and cheap to use for ending the malting process with smoke? This specific taste was not loved by everyone back in the days. Once the railroads made freight transport easier in the mid-1800s, a lot of distilleries started using coal. The remote island of Islay did not get this opportunity. So what can we learn from this story? You don’t always have to be the first in class to make classy whisky! This 34-year-old Peat’s Beast Islay Single Malt Whisky finished on cognac casks, resulting in a smooth edge and a great taste. It comes in the original tube.