I'll agree with anyone who opines that peat-smoked malt has no useful place in brewing. Yucky yuck yuck.
Currants and gooseberries are very easy to grow. They'll grow in the shade just as well as in full sun.
I have tasted red currants. They are kind of like a cross between tiny tomatoes and a berry of some sort. The only way I could eat them was in a coffee cake -- then they were good. But to just eat a handful of them... yuck.
I have some black currant jam in the fridge. It's not too exciting. Sort of a cross between blueberries, blackberries, and raisins. I'd much rather just eat blueberries, blackberries, or raisins.
Now gooseberries..... those are great. I am growing a sweet variety right now called Hinnomaki Red, and will have my first harvest this year. From what I've tasted from others in the past, they have the shape and size of grapes, but taste NOTHING like grapes at all. They have a sort of mushy sweet inside that is very tasty and uniquely flavored, and then the skin is extremely sour. Inevitably you end up chomping on them saying ooh this is good, very sweet, but then in the finish you get the sour skin. Makes for an exciting taste every time. Sort of like sour candy where it's sweet inside but then the lactic acid hits and you pucker up... and then do it all over again with another bite. The Brits all make jam of them, but personally, I'll eat all mine fresh, they're much more exciting eaten that way IMHO.