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Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
140
Whiskybase ID
WB86450
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2016
Casknumber
Batch 74
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
'All Islay' Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Barcode
5014218799675
Added on
05 Sep 2016 12:00 pm by nordkrebs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 92.10

27 × in wishlist

140 × member ratings

630 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Christmas Edition DL

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. 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

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Big Peat at Christmas 2016, 54.6%.

    Consumed Jun 2021.

    Almost colourless with the faintest ambiguous hue.

    Aroma is creamy, young spirit notes of berries, not much smoke if any, rust, lemonade and faint banana. All subtle impressions.

    Taste is soft, fairly neutral except for salt and charred wood impressions, faint lemonade and cream soda, certainly increasing smoke on the late finish. This is about as basic as peated whisky can be. Very clean and neutral up front but with an eventual resinous rustiness. The middle is water. The flavour is back-loaded - the salt and smoke wait and wait to show up, bringing along the faintest indiscernible fruity notes.

    Yep, pretty basic this one. Nothing wrong with it - certainly no off-flavours, nothing offensive, not rough or badly made ... but it just doesn't quite strike the right note for me. 3.25/78

  4. John87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Donpistoni scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Bacon sandwich in a storm.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. paulmalt scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nice whisky, spirit driven, as expected. i can taste the ardbeg in the development, but it's inturepted by the other malts. It does its name justice, it's farely simple on creamy vinalla citrus fruits and indeed big hits of peat.

  8. Jörn Krzizok scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. 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

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