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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat The Norway Edition DL
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points
- This isn't terrible by any stretch, it's just not catered for my tastes. Thanks to Peatbogger for the sample and experience.
Wet rotten wood, iodine solution, just a hint, ripe banana, rusty bucket full of rain water. Not getting much else.
There is quite an attack on the taste buds. You think it is going one way then it shoots off in all directions. Things are clashing but nothing is landing. All i am getting is a bitter copper taste.
The finish is long but very dry and astringent.
- Big Peat Norway Edition, hereby approved by at least 1 Norwegian.
- Empty glass has a lovely smell of peated freshly crushed barley.
Color is not actually up to pale straw, but there is a light yellow tint to it, a bit more so than the standard small batch.
It's also 2% higher ABV, bumped up from 46 to 48.
Lots of peat is the first to be picked up.
Sour maritime peat, reminding me more of a heavily peated Caol Ila than an Ardbeg.
A light "tingly" fell to the alc fumes.
This is not as fruity as the Small Batch, although I sense some apple and fresh citrus it is rather more floral.
It apears a little "cleaner", some of that cigar is present, but there's also old leather.
Very dark pure and bitter choco.
Unlike the Small Batch I find this much thicker and more heavy right from the start.
Oily with thick smoke and rubber.
Licorice lozenges (Fisherman's Friend).
It actually feels "dense", very bold but surprisingly little spice.
From the nose I expected it to be more "agressive" but this goes down neat as milk.
I actually struggle to find much underneath the curtain of smoke, and for a Big Peat that's not a bad thing.
Finish is close to long.
Some spice evolve and the licorice remain.Pleasant, ever so slightly drying, with a lingering sweet taste of peat.