Hello Peat fans!,
Douglas Laing was kind to send me a sample ( a very cool pen that my kids love ) of their newest Big Peat whisky, a Private Bottling limited to just 250 bottles.
If you recall, Big Peat is a vatted whisky made using Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen single malt whiskies. They have an standard everyday bottle at 46% ABV and Douglas Laing releases yearly editions around Christmas bottled at cask strength.
This Private Bottling edition is bottled at 50% ABV which is a very interesting move over the crappy 40% ABV the industry usually works with. They have also made an stunning and quite different whisky bottle with this one, no more ruined corks :)
So, the whisky…
Big Peat Limited Edition Private Bottling
“This a mindblowing creation! Raw peat power along delicious notes of a well aged whisky. Must have!”
This dram has a white wine-like color.
Nose (92): more than average. peat, cereal, earth, honey, citrus, coffee. There is a good amoung of Ardbeg here and it is slightly older than other Big Peat whiskies I have tasted.
Palate (92): powerful, oily. peat, citrus, pepper, honey, spices, vanilla, coffee, chocolate.
Finish (92): longer than average. peat, earth, chocolate.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Big Peat Private Bottling with 92 points over 100.
If you are anytime needed of delicious awesome peat, not just peat, just launch the Peat-signal and wait for Big Peat to rescue you. Amazing whisky and for just £29.95 a bottle.
You can only buy it by ordering online at Big Peat