Scottish Peated Malt

Tasting Notes

  • Peat smoke
  • Phenolic
Peated Pot Still Malt
Psy

410 Litres of alcohol – per tonne

We’ve been making peated malt at our Speyside maltings in Portgordon for the past 20 years. We supply distillers not just in Scotland but all over the world including prominent whisky makers in Japan, the USA, Australia, Europe and England.

Our peated malt is prized for its intense smoke character and this is all down to our wet smoking method which allows the peat smoke to penetrate the barley kernel fully. After germination, the barley is transferred to the kiln and we light the peat burner. For the next 24 hrs, Aberdeenshire sourced peat is burned and the smoke is passed through the bed of moist barley, allowing an osmotic process to occur where the smoke enters the malt and the water leaves. Our modern peat kiln burns efficiently to minimise the amount of peat we use. We then kiln the malt in the conventional way to drive our the moisture and cure the malt to distilling specifications.

We can provide various levels of peating dependent on the customer’s requirements and typically produce three levels of “smokiness”; lightly peated malt (15 ppm phenol), medium peated malt (25ppm) and heavy peated malt (50ppm). Higher levels of phenol are available on request.

We can package this malt for transport globally and regularly dispatch in bag-lined container, tote sacks or 25kg sacks (either as whole or crushed malt).

Typical Analysis

ParameterIoBEBCASBC
Moisture4.3%
Soluble Extract as is78.6%80%80%
Fermentability87.2%n/an/a
PSY410 laa/tn/an/a
TN (Malt)1.45%9.0%9.0
SNR38.043.043.0
Friability93%
Moisture
IoB
4.3%
EBC
ASBC
Soluble Extract as is
IoB
78.6%
EBC
80%
ASBC
80%
Fermentability
IoB
87.2%
EBC
n/a
ASBC
n/a
PSY
IoB
410 laa/t
EBC
n/a
ASBC
n/a
TN (Malt)
IoB
1.45%
EBC
9.0%
ASBC
9.0
SNR
IoB
38.0
EBC
43.0
ASBC
43.0
Friability
IoB
93%
EBC
ASBC

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