Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2021
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L21 08602 CB2 03.21
Added on
14 Apr 2021 2:42 pm by Ardbeg1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 54.90

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8 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Peatrichor

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A surprisingly sweet Big Peat with nicely integrated smoke and alcohol. A lovely balance of peat smoke, sweetness, subtle fruit notes and warming spices. As the alcohol is very well integrated, there is no need to add water. As a result, this unexpectedly distinct sweetness is retained for a long time. Not very complex but dangerously drinkable.

    I thank Douglas Laing for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke on the nose, accompanied by ash, allspice and subtle citrus notes, such as oranges and limes. Sweet vanilla, grilled pineapple, BBQ notes and some seaweed, with campfire smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Powerful and warming on the palate with a surprisingly distinct sweetness of vanilla and toffee, together with fruity notes of orange and grilled peach. This is accompanied by an alcoholic and slightly peppery spiciness with notes of ash, allspice and BBQ. Creamy dark caramel towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting with smoke, ash and seaweed. In addition, some dry oak, liquorice and a touch of salinity.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water fresher on the nose with salinity, smoke, some peat, vanilla and cloves. The sweet notes are somewhat pushed into the background. On the palate, the sweetness is still noticeable with vanilla and some orange. Only slightly warming with peat smoke, ash notes, cloves and some seaweed. The finish is still long, creamy with vanilla, smoke and some dry oak spice.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A nice Big Peat once again but I'm not sure it stands out much from all the others that have been released in the last 10+ years.
    • Nose
      Decent salinity, chimney smoke and smoked barley husks, with a touch of dried seaweed and lemons. Notes of grilled pineapple too, as well as some bananas and a pinch of white pepper. Well-balanced.
    • Taste
      Very ashy and a hint of tar with some vegetal peat notes and licorice root. There's some pickled lemon too, followed by crème caramel. Not the most complex.
    • Finish
      Lingering salinity and some smoked peanut skins.

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Successful bottling. Surprisingly sweet peat smoke. Moderately complex and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke, barbecue. In addition, earthy, wet moss. Lemon, vanilla, mint and a little allspice. Grilled tropical fruits. Seaweed. Green tea.
    • Taste
      Sweet peat smoke. Vanilla, tropical fruits, peach, barbecue, cloves, allspice. Something earthy and mossy again. Light oak flavor. Slightly salty. Green tea.
    • Finish
      Long. Peat smoke, ash, sea salt, liquorice. Will be minimally dry.


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