Big Peat is a blended Islay malt made by independent bottlers Douglas Laing. A blended malt is a combination of only single malts, and Big Peat contains whisky from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen. Since its launch in 2009, the Big Peat has won numerous awards, including the Whisky Magazine best blended malt Scotch of 2010 and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible best blended malt Scotch of 2011 (with a score of 96).
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Unsalted butter. Sooty. Dry and bitter peat waiting to pounce.
Palate: A bitter and dry peat explodes onto the palate before softening to a sooty and oaky bitterness at the end.
Retails for around £35-40