Big Peat 10 Years of Big Peat DL

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
20 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 Feb 2019 12:13 pm by Ardbeg1

Average value

€ 80,52

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 10 Years of Big Peat DL

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Tasted at TopWhisky.
    Even if it is not typical Big Peat, it is a very well executed age statement anniversary bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A very gentle Big Peat.
      It smells a lot more matured than most of the NAS releases.
      The peat is rounder, more mellow and not as "raw" or sour.
      This allows for more fruit and wood to shine through.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Same as on the nose.
      Round and well matured Islay.
      Soft peat, very little sea/salt.
      It's a "tamer" but more sophisticated version of Mr Peat.
      Less citric, sweeter.
      Rich and fruity.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not drying, fruity, maybe even a bit nutty at the end.
      Could have been a bit longer, but it's very nice.

  2. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A well balanced Big Peat. Not the same as the other Big Peats out there. It doesn't bring that punch you expect. Would have loved this @ Cask Strengt!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Citrus fruits like lemon & lime, lemongrass, maritime notes, brininess, seaweed, a touch of peat smoke, earthiness and peach.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Citrus fruits, pepper, brininess, seaweed, slight medicinal, rubber, peat smoke and a dry ash note.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lemongrass, pepper, brine and lingering peat smoke.

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82

  4. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: vanilla and fresh creamy citrus scent are hidden behind the haze and burnt matches ... Virgin Oak?
    Taste: simple ... spirituality slightly sticks out ... peat ledins (if any) ...
    Finish: weak, peaty with a transition to hot pepper

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pretty elegant compared to some of the NAS releases, which depending on your preference is either a positive or a negative.
    • Nose
      Really savoury, with a good amount of salty sea spray, and whispers of fruit (lemon, banana). Slightly earthy too. The wood smoke is very present, yet subtle and never too intrusive.
    • Taste
      Oily and creamy, with a hint of olive brine, but also citrus, licorice root, and a good amount of wood smoke, with subtle peat. Also a fair pinch of sea salt.
    • Finish
      Ashy, salty and smoky. Long.

  6. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Pretty disappointing stuff...
    To me, this has no upside compared to the regular NAS bottling. On the contrary, it's lacking the powerful profile that gave the brand it's name in the first place. This one may be more balanced, but it's also boring.

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A profile very bourbon, which hides a little everything else. At 10 years old it is quite robust, vanilla, wood, caramel, but the peat is not as strong as I would have thought. She is there yet, marine, heavy, fresh, pungent. In the mouth, the markers of bourbon are a little invasive, where are the characteristics of the whiskeys of this island, which I appreciate very much? The finish is good though, relatively long.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84


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