Big Peat Christmas 2017 Limited Edition
I know, it’s not Christmas yet. Not even close. But Douglas Laing has already released their Big Peat Christmas 2017 Limited Edition. It’s a blended malt whisky consisting of whiskies from seven different distilleries on Islay, bottled at cask strength.
Big Peat Christmas 2017 Limited Edition (54,1%, Douglas Laing)
Nose: Young and vibrant. Sweet malted barley, sauerkraut and smoldering campfire smoke. Plenty of vanilla too, as well as overripe banana. Nicely balanced.
Taste: Lots of brine, some tar, but also plenty of peat and thick smoke. Some mild spices, as well as mild notes of chocolate at the end there.
Finish: Peat, rye bread and subtle chocolate. Medium in length.
Nothing to fault here. Well-balanced and integrated, nicely blended. Not an in your face peat bomb, it has more to offer, although this will more than satisfy peat lovers.
Sample provided by Douglas Laing
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.