Have you always wanted to decorate your own whisky packaging? Well, that’s now made easy for you with the Big Peat Feis Ile 2018, as the tube includes a number of illustrated decals. Gimmick-y, indeed. Fun? Maybe, I don’t know. I received a sample, so no decals for me.
Interactive whisky packaging aside, the Big Peat range has a loyal following all over the world, and limited releases like the Feis Ile 2018 edition are always highly anticipated. Not by flippers, mind you, since Big Peat is not a whisky that will rise in value significantly. There are quite few Big Peat collectors out there though.
Anyway, I’m not one for collecting, and I don’t care much about packaging either. Let’s hope the whisky is tasty then…
Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 (48%, Douglas Laing)
Nose: Soft minerals, dried seaweed and quite intense fried bacon notes. Pretty savory, except for the subtle aroma of mushed banana. There’s a lingering barbecue smoke too, and muted peat in the background.
Taste: Peat, soot, charcoal, cigarette ashes. There’s a hint of lemon peel, and it is somewhat salty too, but this one is for the peat lovers.
Finish: Lingering peat, and finally a hint of milk chocolate and leather.
It’s Big. It’s Peat-y. It’s Big Peat.
Sample provided by Douglas Laing