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Thread #143590   Message #3505608
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-Apr-13 - 12:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Question about Scotch
Subject: RE: BS: Question about Scotch
michaelr, that gives me a hint of what is going on. I went looking for more from the source of that answer. I Googled Dr P. Brossard Scotch whisky (credited at the bottom of that answer you linked to) to come up with a PDF with more information. I take this bit from his essay:

Peat is still largely used in Scotch distilleries, but mainly in the distilleries located in the islands of Skye, Orkney, Mull and Islay. Depending on the structure and the origin of the peat, the duration and temperature of the peat fire, and the distillation, the peaty character might be quite different between the products of two distilleries.

Here is that flavor map, with more information and here is a page about single malt Scotch. Scroll down and see what you can make of that "whisky wheel."