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Review of the new Big Peat Private Bottling

By Miguel in Tasting , Big Peat , Douglas Laing

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!”

Big Peat Private Bottling
Bottled at 50% and with no chill-filtration, the result is an amplified phenolic and maritime quality on the nose, palate and finish. One sip of this special Small Batch edition transports the drinker to its magical home of Islay.

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.

Miguel says…


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

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