Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 12 08 17 3 10:36 BB Batch 82
Added on
11 Sep 2017 5:25 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 71,91

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.76 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Ido like my peated whisky and this is wonderful stuff. thanks to Peatbogger for the sample.
    • Nose
      Obviously the peat smoke is dominant but there are subtle hints of fruit and tobacco. Also there seems to be metallic elements but not in a bad way. Deep in there, there is a really old varnished dark wood table.
    • Taste
      I think the Balrog woke from his slumber deep within the depths of the Dwarven kingdom of Moria and spat in my glass, and i love it. Intense but at the same time subdued with those fruit flavours bursting through.
    • Finish
      Because this coats the mouth nicely, it is long and dry but not too dry. Feels like i've just finished a fisherman's friend cough sweet.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I agree with KayMeertens, no more than 87 points. But the best BP so far, bacause the cask strength!?
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, caramel, camphor, citruses, vanilla and fruits.
    • Taste
      Strong, oily. Smoke, tar, heavily roasted coffee, peat, cocoa, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy, smoky.

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Cask strenght give this the power to carry more of the rich flavours. Tasty and powerful.
    • Nose
      The peat is very "crispy" and clean.

      Just tried the Norway edition which got a sweet&sour briney peat, this is rounder and apears more matured.

      Some warm yellow fruit notes and a small hint of both vanilla and caramel.

      Nothing extreme about it in any way, a nice and inviting nose.
    • Taste
      Quite thick and oily arrival.

      Neat the spice is noticable, but still at a pleasant level.

      Dark smoke, tar, gear lube, dark roast coffee beans.
    • Finish
      A bit above medium lenght, coffee turning towards chocolate, sweet cereal note and mild spice linger the longest.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  5. Gastovski scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    The smell is more inorganic than 2015, which is not harmful. However, I miss the fruity juiciness here, which shows a hint only in the reverberation. In the final summary, he wins the fous BP 2015, but the differences are not great.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Hospital, rubber (new shoes), peat and rotten fruit
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoked meat, peat, spiciness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fine smoke, peat, a little pepper and bitter lemon. Long. Not as dry as BP 2015

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. davidloosli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Straight forward peater, not overly complex but good in what it does
    • Nose
      Dry peat, cigarette smoke, lemon, mentholy sweetness
    • Taste
      Ardbeg in your face, peat, smoke, mustard seed, endive
    • Finish
      Dry wood smoke, peat, vegetable bitterness, malt sweetness

  8. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    85 simple but tasteful ....
    Nose: lemon, freshly sawn wood, campfire smoke, burnt matches ...
    Taste: pleasant ... smoky ... peppermint and hot pepper.
    Finish: medium-long, charcoal with black pepper and mint
    Test compared to Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014 - this is undoubtedly better, although it is believed that they are all the same)

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like the bottling of 2016 better than this one. In any case, a very good whiskey.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Kator scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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