Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Batch 22
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
05 Oct 2011 3:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 378.87

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94 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    A very delicious dram.

    Noise: Smoky sweet peat with hints of soft hay and green grapes.

    Palate; Sweet peat, green ripe apples, old mildly-sweet honey.

    Finish; Peat smoke, a hint of iodine on the back end with sweet cigarette smoke.

    Not very complex, but, extremely delicious! Yum,Yum, yummy!

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. dicembre29 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Medicinal peat. Farmy. Pepper and orange marmalade.

    TASTE: Mint and liquorice. Wee bitter and briny.

    FINISH: Elegant and long.

    ASSESSMENT: Normally I really love the cask strength, but I believe this tastes better at 46%. Maybe a Viking (Norwegian, not Swedish Viking) bottling with a windblown helmet at 50% next, just a suggestion.




  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Although this feels quite young I must say it is very pleasant. It is strong and powerful, full of flavors and something most peat lovers appreciate.

    (Rating interval 83-87)
    • Nose
      Salt licorice (hints of ammonium chloride), peat smoke, grass, burnt grass, mineral, soil and pepper. Water brings out some fresh lime juice, lemon grass and citric acid.
    • Taste
      Quite bitter arrival with intensive peat smoke. there is tar, salt and pepper to back up the peat in the development. Also some barley spirit/new make. Water brings more licorice to the flavor profile. 
    • Finish
      The finish is peat smoke and mineral together with barley spirit. Water brings more aromatic pepper. 

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. I put my bets on a young Caol Ila. 84/85.
    • Nose
      Coffee, peat, lime, orange, gingerbread and pepper.
    • Taste
      Peat, pepper, orange, lime, gingerbread, toffee and a little raspberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, citrus, coffee, toffee and gingerbread.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, iodine, seasalt
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, citrus, vanilla
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, peat smoke

  6. FISHAC scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      the smoke very present, later gingerbread
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Chocolate, tar, black gum
    • Finish

  8. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    I would not usually refer to an auction price on a bottle page and while it  may be useful  to know (and comforting to some) that a bottle went for a totally absurd price of £620 in 2016 on SWA, why did you not highlight the latest SWA auction price for this bottle which is £135, why have you ignored the latest information on that auction?


    This is much more useful IMHO, 

  9. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior


    White wine


    A soft, seductive fresh whisky with aroma’s of peat, smoke (much more subtle than I expected), straw, grass, butter coffee, ginger, soft white pepper, medicinal tones (iodine and railway sleepers), soft floral tones, heather honey, sea salt, mineral tones, lemon grass, lime juice and a hint of licorice.


    a strong, powerful, mouth filling and sweet whisky with aroma’s of salt, floral peat smoke, pepper, cumin, orange peel, lime, gingerbread, pineapple, papaya’s, red apple, soft medicinal notes (iodine, railway sleepers, tar), soft sour tone, pepper, ginger, alcohol, more fruits than expected, grass, straw, wet earth and licorice root.


    Quite a long and slightly drying finish with aroma’s of fresh tangy fruits, peat, smoke, medicinal tones, soft candy and a lovely lemony death.


    Powerful and potent! If you by a Big Peat you expect big peaty aroma’s and that’s what this dram delivers. But next to that there are lovely lemony and grassy aroma’s that makes it a bit more than just a peat monster. Very enjoyable




  10. hfos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76


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