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Overall rating
83.73/100
votes
889
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2009
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5014218774702
Added on
02 Oct 2009 9:03 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.77

48 × in wishlist

889 × member ratings

2478 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat DL

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.73 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    One could argue that a few drops of Port Ellen in this Blended Malt can't make much of a difference, but it's a nice gimmick. Typical Islay peat smoke, coal tar and TCP dominate the nose, followed by fennel, baked banana and underlying Caol Ila sweetness. It's very raw, young and spirit-driven. On the palate, a phenolic blast of 'Big Peat' overwhelms the senses, very dry and edgy, subduing notes of honey, pears and subtle oak. Pineapple, menthol and a touch of briny seaweed subside in the long and peaty sweet finish. So where is the Port Ellen? I'm joking.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Very smoky and peaty on the nose. Salty, young metallic and also very smoky in the mouth. I would say a lot of young Caol Ila. Due to the other distillery parts a little dirtier, also slightly fruity. With something too one-sided. I think Rock Island is better.

  4. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Sandman23 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. andrea1200gs scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Big Peat is in my opinion the best mixed malt there is!
    The nose and taste are too good to worry about the finish.
    I do not recommend added water, it ruins the taste.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Smoke, peat and ash. Over time, the aroma of bacon develops in the glass.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Slightly oily consistency. It is a little salty, and at the end it develops aromas of pepper and tobacco.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The only negative point is that it slips too fast in the throat. Good way to drink it more often.

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Batch 60 (2014)

    Revisit an old batch before trying the current. #2/2

    N- Lovely sweet malt follow by pungent fishy nose, eucalyptus and thick coat of sea salts. Cardboard-y, ashy with green tinge, get more herb-y then to candy, quintessential classic salty Islay peat lingers, breezy, lightness of ginger and lemon mix, full yet delicate, well evolved cured ham, salted honey. (91/22)

    P- Well integration of island peat with salts, saline, herb-y, smokes, pounded peppercorn, balanced with lemon lime. (89/22)

    F- Medium-long, spicy mouth wash, exotic young banana, fresh and zesty, not with much refine depth on the finish but well interpretation on the isle characters and ultra balanced that let all elements shines in this blends. (88/22)

    Body/Balance- 93/23 Bold and full, superbly packed blended malt with amicable lightness, masterfully compose.

    Weighted Rate- 89pt + 1 for the good value.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Lovely sweet malt follow by pungent fishy nose, eucalyptus and thick coat of sea salts. Cardboard-y, ashy with green tinge, get more herb-y then to candy, quintessential classic salty Islay peat lingers, breezy, lightness of ginger and lemon mix, full yet delicate, well evolved cured ham, salted honey. (91/22)
    • Taste
      P- Well integration of island peat with salts, saline, herb-y, smokes, pounded peppercorn, balanced with lemon lime. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, spicy mouth wash, exotic young banana, fresh and zesty, not with much refine depth on the finish but well interpretation on the isle characters and ultra balanced that let all elements shines in this blends. (88/22)

      Body/Balance- 93/23 Bold and full, superbly packed blended malt with amicable lightness, masterfully compose.

      Weighted Rate- 89pt + 1 for the good value.
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Othorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

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