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Overall rating 404 votes 84.07

Tastingtags

51 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
07 May 2017 2:41 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 81 points

This Blended Malt is a combination of four Islay whiskies, although I doubt that it contains more than a few drops of Port Ellen. Hence, the presentation of Big Peat is quite misleading. Being non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV, the malt comes without an age statement. Typical Islay peat smoke, coal tar and TCP dominate the nose, followed by underlying Caol Ila sweetness. It tastes young and bland, as the cask influence is lacking almost entirely. The finish is peaty sweet, rather dry and long. A decent whisky that's way too expensive for what it offers.

RATING: 3.2/5.0 81 pts   ·AVERAGE [+]·

Weighted Rate
80.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
80
Body
78
Finish
85
Price
78
Presentation
76
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
06 Sep 2017 7:26 pm
peej84 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
87
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
22 Aug 2017 11:23 am
Calmar gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Открытый, тёплый, дымно-резиновый, впрочем резина быстро сходит на нет, потухшие угли костра, горелые тряпки, солод, мокрое зерно, сырой картофель, шкварки, жареный минтай, жареный картофель, зола

Taste

Резковатый, дымный с примесью резины вначале, водянистый, сухой (в смысле не сладкий), древесный уголь, жжёная бумага, лёгкая перечная волна.

Finish

Тёплое, дымно-торфяное, водянистое, битум, смола, горелая бумага, горелые ветки, обгоревшая кора.

Comments

Начало было неплохое, несколько необычные нотки жареной рыбы и картофеля, но всё гармонично и интересно, вкус же с послевкусием оказались не то что бы бедными, но какими-то пустоватыми, присутствующая там водянистость также не добавила положительных впечатлений; постепенно вкус/послевкусие раскочегариваются и всё становится более приемлемым, Ардбег явно ощутим, в принципе, за свою цену неплохо.

valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
12 Jun 2017 6:04 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
88
Price
75
Presentation
80
peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
07 Jun 2017 4:58 pm
peej84 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
91
Presentation
91
eaque
Member Senior eaque Note
26 Mar 2017 12:35 pm
From Whiskyfun    November 5, 2009
Big Peat (46%, Douglas Laing, +/- 2009) Star4.5.jpg A vatting of Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen. Some people have been arguing about the character on the label – is it Fred Laing, Stewart Laing of Captain Haddock? Colour: gold. Nose: rounder, more on coffee and chocolate at first nosing, getting then very coastal, on oysters and other seashells. Mixed herbal tea (like aniseed and linden), lemon balm… Then wet wool and raw peated barley, tarry rope, hessian... Very, very nice combination. Some young single Islayers can be a tad mono-dimensional so this vatting brings complexity – not to mention the Port Ellen that’s obviously quite old. Mouth: excellent attack, as Islay as an Islayer can be. Quite amazingly, it tastes as if it was coming from one single distillery, as it’s very, very compact. Rooty, leafy, very peated, lemony, ashy, kippery… Maybe a tad closer to Caol Ila than to the others on the palate. Very good. Finish: long, ultra-clean, zesty, peaty. Big dram. Comments: it is an excellent surprise, a vatted that may defeat many young singles when tasted blind. Funny label too. SGP:457 - 88 points.
Okto-Bull
Expert Senior Okto-Bull Tasting note
03 Jan 2017 8:15 am
Okto-Bull gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Dezenter (Islay?-)Rauch gemischt mit hellen Äpfeln. Vanille und ein wenig Karamell. Es duftet nach einen fruschen Blumenwiese. Dazu kommt eine fruchtige Süße. Der Alkohol ist kaum wahrnehmbar.

Taste

Der Geschmack starter leicht bitter, verwandelt sich dann aber schnellin süßes Karamell. Ein wenig Eiche ist auch da. Wieder Vanille und auch hier ist der Alkohol kaum spürbar.

Finish

Der Abgang ist eher kurz. Zunächst kommt eine ordentliche Portion saure Zitrone. Dann ein wenig Eiche und Süße. Hier ist der Rauch wieder deutlicher als noch im Geschmack.

Comments

Der ist definitv gefällig und süffig.

Notes aus einer Blindverkostung

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
28 Dec 2016 6:26 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
82
Hans Bolt
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
21 Dec 2016 3:28 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 84 points

Nose:- Classic phenolic goodness, full but delicate. Multi layered and complex. Almond and chocolate upfront, then asparagus and vegetation notes whiff pass, a touch of minerally salty undertone. Water draw out some oily coconut and nutty fragrant.

Palate:- Oily, turf-burning, antiseptic and lightly tar. Cola soda sweet with a tinge of sour fruits. Well rounded and good body.

Finish:- Kick at the back of palate and brought out the spiciness, more puffs of smoke on the way down with touch of sweet fig. Throat awakening.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
87
Gorbagh
Newbie Gorbagh Review note
01 Nov 2016 10:14 am
Gorbagh gave this whisky 86 points

This actually feels like a perfect whisky for peatheads like me. Typical Islay spirit with heavy loads of peat, mouthful of sea salt, smoked meat, seaweed... Imagine a windy day at the island shore, with fishnets on the rocks, seagulls and seals feasting on the bare cliffs, smell of wet wood, ash, salty leather belts and a campfire anigh.

Smoky, iodic, medicinal, with dominant taste od phenols. Like the name suggest, only for fans of very peaty liquids.
Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
85
Price
72
Presentation
90

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