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Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
36
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
A real cracker
Bottled
2013
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Black Edges
Added on
02 Sep 2013 2:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 197,89

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74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very young but convincing dram. Much better than the standard 46% abv expression and also better than its predecessor from the year before.
    • Nose
      That "real cracker" (as introduced on the label) appears to be quite delicate, zesty and sweet. At first. Spontaneously identified as a Caol Ila. After that, the rest comes out of the bottle. Yeeehaaa ! Close your eyes and you will hear the seagull's cries, smell the salty foam of waves splashing over the side plate of the trawler you're standing on and you might even notice the dirty, sooty smokestack working and the crane with that net full of herrings hanging from it.
    • Taste
      The zesty-fruity sweetness carries it all through. Mild lemons, big sweet juicy grapefruits wrapped up in thick layers of greasy, dirty and oily smoke. Hardly any hints of wood, certainly a very young expression. Perhaps one with just some drops of old refill stuff in it, that you want to notice - but you only make believe. Alcohol is wonderfully integrated. I recommend to savour this one neat. If Adding some water, the dram stays fine, but also it drowns quite fast, so be careful with the H2O. You'll like the dram better and better, the more you'll  accustom yourself to that "oily, salty dirtyness".
    • Finish
      Middle duration.

  2. nathanyael scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. cuhp scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Straight
    forward smoky whisky
    • Nose
      Citrus,
      smoke, peat, leather, maritime. Southern Islay style.
    • Taste
      Sweet, bonfire, citrus, medicinal. 
    • Finish
      Leather, bonfire, wood

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