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.
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.
Dont knock it till you try it
Very rough neat. Added an ice cube(or water) and changed 100 %
15th February 2015
Does not deliver.
30th December 2014
Not a favorite
what did they do to it?
I really wanted to like this -- am a huge fan of Islay malts, particularly Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Bruichladdich, and had hopes this would be the first Islay blend I could enthusiastically recommend. And...not so much. Sure, it's got some phenols, but it tastes rather like a mashup of short-aged tails from each of the distilleries that contributed -- sadly, a case where the whole is less than the sum of the parts. Spend a little more, and just get a standard expression from any Islay distillery, and you'll be happier.
29th November 2014
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
the ultimate taste of Islay - peated, sweet, fresh, maritime, citrus....