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Overall rating
83.85/100
votes
468
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2009
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5014218774702
Added on
02 Oct 2009 9:50 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,11

468 × member ratings

1222 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

58 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator 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
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
06 Sep 2017 7:26 pm
peej84 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
87
Othorion
Expert Senior Othorion Review note
20 May 2018 7:07 pm
Othorion gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
81
Presentation
85
bimbes184
Member Senior bimbes184 Tasting note
03 May 2018 3:21 pm
bimbes184 gave this whisky 79 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Vordergründig natürlich erstmal viel Rauch, zunächst noch mit viel Süße, die danach einer Kräuternote, Minze und etwas Vanille Platz verschafft. Viel mehr gibt die Nase für mich nicht her.

Taste

Der Rauch kommt erst beim Schlucken. Öligkeit und Würze, die aber stark an den Rauch gebunden ist. Die Süße ist in der Nase stärker. Der Alkoholgehalt könnte sogar etwas höher sein für meinen Geschmack.

Finish

Maximal mittellanger Abgang, etwas zu herb, außer Rauch und würzige Noten bleibt kaum was über.

Comments

Der trifft nicht ganz meinen Geschmack. Vielleicht habe ich mich auch in letzter Zeit zu sehr an sherry-/weinfassgelagerte Whiskys gwöhnt. Unterm Strich fühlt er sich auch etwas zu jung an.

Whiskywobbler
Member Senior Whiskywobbler Review note
05 Mar 2018 5:05 pm
Whiskywobbler gave this whisky 87 points

Nicely balanced with a reasonable complexity. Very good daily peated dram.

Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
87
oppi
Expert Senior oppi Tasting note
27 Feb 2018 12:10 pm
oppi gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Amber
Nose
Taste
Finish
Comments

Rauchbombe mit schönen süssen Untertönen...aber nicht sehr komplex

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
01 Feb 2018 11:27 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

tourbe aqueuse,et citrons ,qq épices

Taste

la tourbe qui va se liquéfier réellement au fur et à mesure,du citron jaune,un peu de mandarine,du fonds d'artichaut en retour,c'est doux,aqueux sous la langue

Finish

moyenne sur les mêmes arômes ,retour léger boisé sec avec de la cendre!

Comments

Un dram d'entrée des BP ,assurément à prendre en starter pour un autre BP en cask.

My Collection
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
17 Nov 2017 3:51 am
mer1973 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
83
Finish
85
Price
83
Presentation
86
Donwaldorf
Expert Senior Donwaldorf Tasting note
14 Nov 2017 4:04 pm
Donwaldorf gave this whisky 82 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Puissance alcoolique très faible. Un nez sur la fumaison/grillade avec quelques notes de fruits frais.

Taste

Attaque très légère /aqueuse. Tourbe fine sur des notes de fruits, de champignons.

Finish

Belle longueur, grosse amertume.

Comments

J'avais un bon souvenir de ce dernier mais la, grosse déception. Un dram à partager entre amis avec des biscuits apéros.

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.

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