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Big Peat

(70cl, 46.0%)
Big Peat

Awards for Big Peat

Gold
Gold

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

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(Douglas Laing)

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Whisky or Whiskey

What's in a name? Big Peat whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Big Peat whiskey, rather than 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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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

great

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

Chris

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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