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Big Peat

(70cl, 46.0%)
Big Peat

Awards for Big Peat


Liquid Gold Award - 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Whisky - Blended Malt - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Big Peat Details

(Douglas Laing)

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Insider knowledge: Big Peat whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Big Peat whiskey, as opposed to whisky.

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Big Peat Bottling Note

A big bodied blended malt from Islay. It comprises malt whisky from Coal Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg and Port Ellen. Big Peat is a great whisky with lots of peaty character.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Warm slabs of tangy peat. Hints of chocolate, coffee and cedar with spices, walnuts and almond. A touch of cinnamon with oily smoke.

Palate: Simple, easy going, but delicious. Notes of heavy smoke, cut grass, peanut, spices and peat.

Finish: Quite abrupt with cut grass, coastal notes and smoke.

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User Reviews of the Big Peat

what did they do to it?

im a big fan of islay malts so i figured it would like this, but boy was i wrong. maybe i just need to give it another taste but it wasnt enjoyable at all. its like they isolated the peat flavor and got rid of any other taste to the whisky, oddly giving it an almost tequila-like taste.

9th September 2014

Islay in a Glass

the ultimate taste of Islay - peated, sweet, fresh, maritime, citrus....

23rd August 2014

Big Peat Islay Malt

really excellent Islay Malt here. as name suggests it is big and peated but with a real sweet, burnt sugar earthy, saltiness too. I've fallen head over heels in love with Big Peat!

22nd June 2014

Bang for your Buck

You can't go wrong with this one !

16th December 2013

Great stuff

Totally agree, very smooth, very dangerous indeed. One of my favourites.

8th November 2012

Very smooth, very dangerous

One of the best I've had. Will be ordering some more!

9th October 2012


not much to say.. it reminds me when i was young.. i feel nature when tasting big peat...

18th September 2011

Young and peaty

I like Islays, but this one was just a little too much for me. I didn't find it restrained and civilised peat - it was industrial and overwhelming peat on a citrussy background. Not subtle enough, and personally for the same price as this I'd go for an Ardbeg 10y every time.

19th April 2011


Opens up with a briny, youthful, slightly soapy Caol Ila freshness with hints of bog myrtle underpinned by the Ardbeg fruit. There’s plenty of slightly retrained and civilised peat smoke, which becomes more medicinal given time. The palate is quite youthful with hints of new make cereal. Sooty and oily combination of Ardbeg and Bowmore with the Coal Ila freshness following on the middle along with some lovely rubbery notes. Generous and mouth filling, so oily now it coats the mouth. Good depth, not overly coastal, again one suspects that these casks have been on the mainland for some time. In saying that it the saltiness kind of lurks at the edges, and it has a good peat intensity, so I think the name is justified.

8th July 2010

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