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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Fèis Ìle 2016 DL
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points
- The bottles are numbered and the first 50 bottles came with a signed map.
Peat smoke, lemons, salty, ashes, iodine, smoked fish, young, herbs
Peat smoke, earthy, pepper, lemons
Long, smoky, ashy, grassy
- Pleasant, intense but smooth at the same time with a lovely balance
of peat fire, sweet cereal notes, spices, and lingering citric notes.
Well composed with integrated typical Islay flavours. Not as punchy as
expected but somewhat light-headed. Nevertheless, a quite pleasing
blended malt. But, no water please!
I thank Douglas Laing for the sample!
Clean and fresh on the nose with notes of malted barley dried over peat
fire. Salty with hints of citric fruits, vanilla and a whiff of camphor
in the back, all nicely covered by gentle smoke.
Bold, intense and lovely sweet on the palate with barley sugar and
creamy apricots. This is complemented by a strong warmth of spices -
pepper, and cloves. Notes of sweet tar, peat and brine linger with clean
citric flavours and smoke towards the finish.
The finish is medium long, deliciously sweet with vanilla and barley
sugar, followed by salty, tangy, grassy flavours, nicely wrapped in peat
smoke on the tail.
WITH WATER: There's almost no change on the nose
with a few drops of water. The sweetness is slightly tamed bringing a
bit more of peat and smoke to the fore. Less sweet on the palate with a
significantly decreased spiciness. The finish is rather short with loads
of peat, smoke, tar and soot on the tail.