Heavily Peated Distilling Malt (UK)
We are open and shipping online orders only from 6th April 2020. Our Retail shop is closed while we are in Level 4 of the lockdown so there can be no pickups from Brewers Coop. All orders are being couriered via our normal courier company. Please note that we are on reduced staffing and some product lines are out of stock. We will contact you if your order needs substitutions buut rest assured we are doing our best to get you your brewing supplies. Take care, Bryan
Est. EBC: 4-7
Est. Lovibond: 2-3
Bairds Malt has taken steps to address the continuing demand for peated malt. The Inverness maltings has been re-established as a site for peated malt production following further investment in this process. The plant can manufacture peated malt in a range of intensities, including at the very high phenolic levels typically required by Islay Distillers. Peated malt is used by some malt distillers to impart a smoked or peaty flavour to their spirit. This type of malt may also occasionally be used as a very small inclusion in brewers' mashes to produce beer with a smoked character. Peated malt is made using exactly the same production regimes and barley as (plain) distilling malt. The main difference is that peat smoke or 'reek' is introduced into the air drying the malt during kilning. The peat smoke is absorbed onto the surface of the drying malt which, when processed, imparts the smoked peaty flavour to the finished product.