Peated Bourbon – Kings County Distillery
Peated Bourbon
Peated Bourbon

Peated Bourbon

What is Peated Bourbon? It’s bourbon whiskey that conforms to the American requirements for bourbon but is made with malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke, a practice more common in Scotch whiskies—the malt we use for the peated bourbon was even grown and kilned in Scotland. So it’s a hybrid whiskey of the two traditions, flavorful and robust from having aged in a new barrel, with an added light smoky finish reminiscent of single-malt. If scotch and bourbon had a baby, this is what it would taste like. As far as we can tell, ours was the world’s first-ever peated bourbon and will appeal to the adventurous whiskey traveler who has tried everything.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double-Gold 2016, gold 2016, silver 2019, bronze 2018. Intl. Whisky Competition: silver 2017. ADI Awards: silver medal 2016, 2017, 2018, bronze 2019. ACSA Awards: gold 2019, silver 2018, bronze 2020, 2017, 2016. Great American Spirits Competition: Bronze, 2020

“Tart aromas of dark fruit and wood embers on the nose. The palate is filled with flavorful smoke, barbecue rub, and smoked brisket. A long finish with an appealing ashiness, cinnamon coffee cake, chocolate fudge, and more cooked dark fruit. A soft yet spicy dram; balanced and with plenty of depth.” — Whiskey Advocate (90)