The smoky nature of The Famous Smoky Black whisky is due to the higher proportion of peated malts within the blend. This is achieved by creating a peat fire underneath the malted barley whilst drying. This intensifies the smoky taste in the blend and gives it a darker, russet colour. They have also incorporated a rare version of Glenturret with an exceptional grain, into the blend. This helps to produce a richer, lightly smoky and smooth flavour.