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Douglas Laing's Big Peat (700 ml)
ประเทศ (Country) Scotland
ขนาดบรรจุ (bottle size) 700 ml
ภูมิภาค (Whisky Region) Islay
ประเภทวิสกี้ (Whisky Type) Blended Malt
แอลกอฮอล์ (Alcohol) 46%
Douglas Laing's Big Peat is a Blended (as we have to call them now) Islay malt containing spirit from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and, shockingly, Port Ellen. Not as full-on as the name might suggest, but with pedigree like that at this price Big Peat is a nailed-on winner. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Our "Vatted" Islay Malt
Big Peat: A small batch bottling traditionally non chill-filtered, not coloured and containing ONLY Islay Malt Whiskies!
But what exactly is a Vatted Malt? It is what the Scotch Whisky industry has traditionally called “a marriage of Malts”. Big Peat contains Malt Whisky ONLY from the island of Islay – some say it’s the ultimate taste of Islay… we’d be bound to agree!
With a PPM of 40, Big Peat is a feisty Islay character but with a sweet side too – ‘he’ carries a big peaty (“phenolic”), beachy, oceanic, rather ashy selection of malts only from the magical Whisky Island of Islay… Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and (even the now closed) Port Ellen to name but a few!
We do not chill-filter – we prefer a more old fashioned traditional approach – so you will detect a massive amplification of sea-faring qualities on the nose, palate, and finish…
Nose: Fresh, salty and clean, developing to malted barley dried over peat with a damp earthy character
Palate: Ashes, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys
Finish: Long and lingering, it replicates the palate with salty, tangy liquorice, smoke, bonfire ashes - being foremost: PHENOLIC