Meaning of peat-reek in English:

peat-reek

Pronunciation /ˈpiːtriːk/

noun

Scottish
  • 1informal Highland whisky, especially that (illicitly) distilled over a peat fire and supposedly flavoured with peat-smoke.

    The ‘peat-reek’ flavour is chiefly that of amyl alcohol, produced by imperfect rectification.

  • 2The pungent smoke from a peat fire.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Caledonian Mercury. From peat + reek.