Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
46.0 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2012 8:44 am

Average value

€ 17.79

6 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat DL

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.41 points

  1. bvbree scored this whisky 69 points Member Junior

    Lacks the warmth of a quality peat

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Better than my last pin, surely a different batch. Still lacking in complexity. A dram between friends.
    • Nose
      Metallic peat, a little barbecue meat and some candied fruit.
    • Taste
      Very light / watery attack. Fine peat with notes of fruit, mushrooms and leather.
    • Finish
      Nice length, on metallic peat, leather and chocolate.

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Let's start by tasting this whiskey.

    Step 1 the right glass. Check!

    Step 2 smell.

    I smell something salty like before. It reminds me of the sea. A salty scent. Then a hint of peat is added. And then again marine life. Oysters!

    Taste step 3.

    I take a sip and let him roll through my mouth and BAM! What a whiskey! A big peat cloud bursts into my mouth.

    He reminds me of a campfire on a beach. You taste the sea. But also the taste of a burnt-out piece of wood enters your mouth. An ash-like flavor mixed with peat. As if you were drinking an extinguished fire on a warm summer evening on the beach. Strangely enough, it tastes great.

    I take another sip and go for the final step.

    The aftertaste.

    A smoky taste remains in my mouth for a long time. A warm finish but dry in the mouth with what it seems a bit spicy.

    Even later when I have my mouth for a moment, the taste of big peat reappears.

    What a choice this whiskey has been! Every sip is enjoying again.

    Delicious! You smell and taste the salty of the sea. Also a crustacean like odor. Smoke. Peat. Delicious! Highly recommended.

  4. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Rubber every time and i like it, along with pineapple cubes. The peat swings between coastal and farmyard which is unusual as its normally one or t’other. Ginger snaps, oil paint, turpentine, ‘Vienetta’ ice-cream, fruits - dried papaya, custard pear, rainier cherries, sour cream, the peat again is, in-between medicinal and mechanical but with heaps of dairy farm. Very nice
    T: Young spirit led followed by peat which becomes creamy. Plastic notes
    F: sweet, peaty, marijuana finish along with salty cockles
    C: Nicely produced but not that overly memorable.

    Scores a B-

    FURTHER INFO: This bottle was leaking on delivery and had been doing so for some time as the label and box were mouldy too. It seems the plastic screw cap wasn’t sufficient. Apparently this has been happening for years - See this entry from 07/01/2011. No response from WE customer services.

  6. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Fantastic Islay experience. Great balance of smoke and sweetness.
    • Nose
      Earthy, mossy and briney. That smoked kipper quality. Some ripe fruits lurk.
    • Taste
      The smoke coats and fills the mouth. A decent oak roasted salmon oiliness. Leaves a little salt as well.
    • Finish
      Long with plenty of smoke and sweet honey.

  7. Tommalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82


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