- Blended Malt
- Douglas Laing (DL)
- Bottling serie
- A real cracker
- Batch 53
- Number of bottles
- 54.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- White Edges
- Added on
- 06 Dec 2013 11:39 pm
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113 × member ratings
293 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points
- Leather and peat on the nose, which give way to a warm fruity note, which promises to be sweet. In the mouth, peat "aggressive" (but not to the point of unbalancing the whole), citrus, pine forest on fire! Hot and sweet as promised with some fruits hidden behind. Salty and warm finish. The addition of water makes the beverage more accessible but without revealing other flavors or sacrificing what is already there. Thanks to Loïc Her! Enthusiasm 3/5
Smoke. Fresh. Apples. Liquerice. A bit of burnt rubber, Citrus. Hay and barley. Strawberries.
A bit buttery. Nose continues. Smoke and liquerice. Spicy now, pepper. Salty. A bit Oaky.
Long. Liquerice. Bitter development. Salty! Getting more and more ashier to.
- I like the whiskey, young and strong, without looking completely young.
strong peat smoke, herbs, thyme, citrus, menthol, sewing machine oil. over time sweeter and oily with a focus on citrus
heavy impact. Smoke, herbs and somehow oily, pepper, a lot of licorice, neat bitter, citrus zest.
Menthol, citrus and peat, lots of peat. With time goes even more in the direction of peat and citrus, quite (pleasant) bitter Finsh.
- This was a little disappointing. It was made up of some very young whiskies indeed. I don’t have an issue with that in and of itself, I actually quite like very young Islay whiskies (sucker for Kilchoman) but as is I’d have to say that this is one of the rare occasions where cask strength does more harm than good.
Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/07/big-peat-christmas-edition-2013/
Wow, very young. That sweet malty peat unmistakable in a 3-5 year old Islay. late. Chalk dust. Campfire. Ash. Road tar. New leather Loads of brine and iodine. There’s a fruitiness to this but it’s overpowered by the young malty notes. Can pick up hints of lychee and kumquat.
Very ashy. Sweet peat. Malt. Porridge. Honey. Lychee. Seaweed. Iodine. Some woody tannins. Again there seems to be more going on here but the young, sweet malty peat notes kind of drown everything else out.
Bitter wood. Salt, loads of salt. Soot and pitch. Sweet malty porridge. Bitter citrus. Lingering ash and smoke.
- Easy drinkable, although high alcohol content. The first sip tastes different to the second and third one - this makes this whisky interesting to discover. Nevertheless, I miss complexity.
Smoky with sweet malt. Hints of raisins, coffee and cacao. Nice but not very complex. Although strong alcohol, a pleasant aroma.
Smoke, salt, sugar and malt. Bit by bit, the fine taste of oak appears. In addition a clear flavor of hazelnuts evolves. Further, some spices or herbs accompany the slightly bitter taste of the oak barrels.
It turns into bitter oak and dark cacao. Starting from sweet malt, this whisky ends in a dry way.