Bringing together landscapes, geology, history, people and their
whisky, and addressing the key role of peatlands in mitigating climate
change, Peat and Whisky: The Unbreakable Bond is a love letter to
Scotland and the unique soil and flavour that form part of the DNA
of Scotch whisky. It is, as Dave Broom says in his introduction, an
essential read for enthusiasts, penned by the perfect guide.
Through epic journeys around Scotland and back in time, Mike Billett
dives deep into the science and stories of ancient peatlands and bogs,
capturing the spirit of places where whisky has been distilled for centuries.
He sheds light on how peat imparts its distinctive aroma and
flavour to the world’s finest single malts. He looks back to tradition
and heritage, as well as forward to a future in which the dark matter
will remain part of the recipe for liquid gold, while becoming an
increasingly precious living sponge for atmospheric carbon.