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Overall rating
82.25/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB31180
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
13 Mar 2012 1:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.00

2 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat DL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.25 points

  1. erogers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely wonderful whisky!  This seems to take all the best tasting notes from some of Islay’s single malts and weave them together in a perfect tapestry of aromas and tastes.  Although I know this blended malt doesn’t contain Laphroaig, it has a few tasting notes very similar to it.  I can definitely taste the Ardbeg and Caol Ila, although I’m not sure about the Bowmore.  Having never tasted Port Ellen, I can’t comment on how this malt affects the overall flavor profile.  Big Peat is definitely as good as any standard Islay I’ve tried.  Any 10 year old Islay whisky would have stiff competition with this one.  The bottle used for this review was labeled "Batch 10".
    • Nose
      Salt water, peat smoke, iodine, pepper, and a bit of vanilla cake aroma.
    • Taste
      Bursting with phenolic peat smoke notes and ashy, burnt cinders.  Dark, rich pipe tobacco with a bit of vanilla sweetness.
    • Finish
      Fairly long, with wet peat smoke ashes.

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