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Overall rating
84.02/100
votes
487
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

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat DL

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.02 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Administrator

    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 stars ≙ 81 pts → AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  4. bimbes184 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    It does not quite meet my taste. Maybe I've been too much on sherry- / Weinfassagagerte whiskeys lately. The bottom line is that he feels a bit too young.
    • Nose
      Ostensibly, of course, first a lot of smoke, first a lot of sweetness, which then gives a herbal note, mint and a little vanilla space. Much more does not give me the nose.
    • Taste
      The smoke comes to me only when swallowing. Oiliness and spice, which is strongly linked to the smoke. The sweetness is stronger in the nose. The alcohol content could even be slightly higher for my taste.
    • Finish
      Maximum medium-length finish, a little too tart, except smoke and spicy notes hardly remains over.

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nicely balanced with a reasonable complexity. Very good daily peated dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. oppi scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Smoke bomb with nice sweet undertones ... but not very complex

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A dram of entry of the BP, certainly to take in choke for another BP in cask.
    • Nose
      watery peat, and lemons, some spices
    • Taste
      the peat that will actually liquefy as the yellow lemon, a little tangerine, the back of the artichoke, it's soft, watery under the tongue
    • Finish
      average on the same aromas, dry woody light return with ashes!

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I had a good memory of the latter but the, big disappointment. A dram to share with friends with biscuits aperitifs.
    • Nose
      Very low alcoholic power. A nose on smoking / grilling with some notes of fresh fruit.
    • Taste
      Very light attack / watery. Fine peat with notes of fruits and mushrooms.
    • Finish
      Nice length, big bitterness.

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The beginning was good, a few unusual notes of fried fish and potatoes, but everything is harmonious and interesting, the taste with the aftertaste turned out to be not that poor, but somehow empty, the wateriness present there also did not add positive impressions; gradually the taste / aftertaste is cracked and everything becomes more acceptable, Ardbeg is clearly palpable, in principle, for its price is not bad.
    • Nose
      Open, warm, smoke-rubber, however, the rubber quickly fades away, extinct fire coals, burnt rags, malt, wet grain, raw potatoes, cracklings, roasted pollock, chips, chips
    • Taste
      Rezkovaty, smoky with an admixture of rubber at first, watery, dry (in the sense not sweet), charcoal, burnt paper, light peppery wave.
    • Finish
      Warm, smoky peat, watery, bitumen, tar, burnt paper, burnt branches, charred bark.

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