What is Peat? When it comes to whisky, peat is the “terroir”, pretty much like it works for wines. Not only is aroma the bigger part of taste – the drinks and foods that arouse the appetite and the imagination are often fragrant – but these same foods are in fact frequently grilled, barbecued, roasted, toasted, or smoked: the breakfast kippers, bacon, toast, and coffee; the steak sizzling on a Charcoal grill; the chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Continue reading