Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Apr 2016 8:23 am by Konzule

Average value

€ 106.13

8 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

128 × in collection

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

  1. Somchie did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    The bottles are numbered and the first 50 bottles came with a signed map.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, lemons, salty, ashes, iodine, smoked fish, young, herbs
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, earthy, pepper, lemons
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, ashy, grassy

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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!

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • 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.

  5. Islay Travel scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93


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