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Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
109
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
A real cracker
Bottled
2013
Number of bottles
14400
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
White Edges
Bottle code
Batch 53
Added on
06 Dec 2013 11:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 167,43

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285 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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

  2. avansele scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke. Fresh. Apples. Liquerice. A bit of burnt rubber, Citrus. Hay and barley. Strawberries. 
    • Taste
      A bit buttery. Nose continues. Smoke and liquerice. Spicy now, pepper. Salty. A bit Oaky.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquerice. Bitter development. Salty! Getting more and more ashier to. 

  5. hfos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like the whiskey, young and strong, without looking completely young.
    • Nose
      strong peat smoke, herbs, thyme, citrus, menthol, sewing machine oil. over time sweeter and oily with a focus on citrus
    • Taste
      heavy impact. Smoke, herbs and somehow oily, pepper, a lot of licorice, neat bitter, citrus zest.
    • Finish
      Menthol, citrus and peat, lots of peat. With time goes even more in the direction of peat and citrus, quite (pleasant) bitter Finsh.

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    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/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Bitter wood. Salt, loads of salt. Soot and pitch. Sweet malty porridge. Bitter citrus. Lingering ash and smoke.

  8. Mephisto scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Smoky with sweet malt. Hints of raisins, coffee and cacao. Nice but not very complex. Although strong alcohol, a pleasant aroma.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      It turns into bitter oak and dark cacao. Starting from sweet malt, this whisky ends in a dry way.

  10. Lewinston scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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