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Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
85.84/100
votes
113
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2016
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
'All Islay' Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottle code
Batch 74
Added on
05 Sep 2016 12:58 pm by nordkrebs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 88,44

19 × in wishlist

113 × member ratings

501 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 points

  1. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Actually very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rather reluctant peat and smoke - reminds me on Caol Ila
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fine peat and smoke, subtle sweetness, little lemony
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, balanced

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rarely had such a vanilla bomb, as expected heavy smoke. A great combo that is fun.
    • Nose
      86 86
      What a clear intense smoke, sweet, slightly sour yellow fruit, vanilla, a classic smoker from ex-bourbon barrels, alcohol well integrated, light spice, a breeze of cinnamon, with time, the smoke is greasy, slightly salty, somehow smoldering, one has the feeling that the glass would burn
    • Taste
      87 87
      full-bodied, intense, the same picture as in the nose, totally sweet, clear vanilla, fierce smoke, yellow fruit, some cinnamon, which is then even stronger, even here, the high alcohol content is not due to unpleasant sharpness
    • Finish
      85 85
      behind hack, the smoke lays dry over everything, vanilla bomb, lingers long and warm

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Young, wild, impetuous, full on the 10 - unfortunately little draft
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke with both campfire and light medical touch, acetic acid, cucumber, unripe gooseberry - in some way "unfinished" in the nose
    • Taste
      the medicinal smoke component topples the campfire, again the "green" notes of unripe fruits, green apples and gooseberries - actually the nose is confirmed in the mouth - metallic, but also very sweet
    • Finish
      lang, rauchig, scharf, süß

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. emptycask scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Perfect winter bottle, can handle a drop of water with ease.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the very first batch, that sweet Bowmore touch from the nose is gone. Apart from that, they managed to keep the profile very alike. Some of the whisky in there was perhaps a bit too young, but it's still very enjoyable. 85/86.
    • Nose
      Peat, apple, vanilla, pastry, fig, peach and minerals.
    • Taste
      Peat, apple, pepper, nutmeg and something schnapps-y.
    • Finish
      Peat, white bread, apple and pepper.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful, young CS smoker, tasty and strong, but not better or worse than this or that single cask - so the high art of dazzling does not scream against me now, but that with all Islay malts and name and design are beautiful Gags, there are 55 € OK, especially as a gift, for me, but I would rather take a Classic of Islay for 45 €.
    • Nose
      fresh, very spicy, salt, greens, caper water (that would probably be the peat component, so smoky I do not think that), with a little water and time comes to light, creamy sweetness - the usual: vanilla, white chocolate, cereals / cornflakes ... after a while I have a really nice cool fresh-green note with a deep breath, like fresh sliced ​​cucumber with lime and some menthol
    • Taste
      Fat on your mouth: ashes, tar, black pepper, a whole lot of milk chocolate, coconut flakes
    • Finish
      long and smoky, the milk chocolate and the pepper remain, even the greens from the nose sound bitter again

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