Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Finished in Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2017
Added on
14 Apr 2017 11:17 am by nordkrebs

Average value

€ 110,99

12 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

336 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Fèis Ìle 2017 DL

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87 test in the summer, but on the street 16 ... Most that.
    Nose: felt wine finish, citrus, ember smoke, raisins, tobacco, flowers
    Taste: smoky, smoked, salty, ash
    Finish: good and nice. Warm and comfortable.

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice whiskey. Moderate, unobtrusive in flavor, the taste explodes with a smoky sweetness and gradually subsides in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Soft, sweet peat, lime, wine and sherry motives, smoked smoke, dry grass, balm on the roots, burnt sugar, burnt jam, baking with vanilla and fruit, light yodist, apricot drying, raisins, fried hair. Smoke is soft, background. Not alcoholic.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoke, ash, dried fruits, apricot drying, juicy. Delicious and successfully selected degree.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smoke, apricot drying, soot, sweet oily, dried melon, banana. Medium duration. Nice and consistent.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    declination 2017!
    • Nose
      lemon, vanilla, wood and chimney smoke
      a little mineral, a little iodine!
      return other fruits more orange
    • Taste
      peppery spice
      tobacco smoke
      cooked fruit, malted sweetness too
      peat appears well after!
      the woody appears with floral notes next
      it's singular because the scents are not really marked, they turn in the mouth
    • Finish
      on caramel, wood, peat rather dry, rather pronounced, but monolithic

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    great recognizable big pit in sherry

  5. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger. Thoroughly enjoyed it, a real nice combination.
    • Nose
      A very nice subtle nose. Reminds me of a horses stable. There has been a few that do that. Also detergent soap is also there. This all doesn't sound very good but somehow it works. Also red sulphur matches and vinyl records.
    • Taste
      This isn't easy to achieve especially with a strong peated whisky but this works well. Well balanced I think with red cherry, sarsaparilla. This has a really good mouth feel to it. It's a little sharp but that's only as a reminder of the 48% alc. A little slap and pay attention.
    • Finish
      The thing is with the finish, it's the fruity notes that linger and not the smoky ones and they linger for a while with quite an array.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The sherry finish and the slightly higher ABV is nice. More intense, but not a heavy one.
    • Nose
      Rather smoky than peaty. Sherry, dark fruits, salt, sour cabbage. Camphor and grass.
    • Taste
      Intensive. Dark fruits, caramel and sherry. Peat, smoke and ash. Tobacco and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, spicy, ashy.

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    First Big Peat with a sherry cask marrying finish.

    Different but absolutely pleasing.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    The original Big Peat walked off a trawler at the yeard, crawled through a bog and cursed you from the glass, this is Big Peat straight from the shower, with trimmed beard, dressed up, inviting you to a party. Still you sense he will reak havoc if you go with him.
    • Nose
      Wow, this must be Peat's brother... quite different than the other BP I have tried.

      The peat is definitly present, but not as prominent as expected, and is more on the clean smokey side.

      Sherry finish is clearly noticable, as this has notes of dark red fruit and more spice.

      At a certain angle I get a very intence pure rasberry juice.

      Also a slight note of polished hardwood.
    • Taste
      Potent and bold arrival.

      Hot spice with light peat smoke.

      Dark red fruits going into sweet creamy caramel.

      Tobacco with a drop of sewing machine oil before going into the end.
    • Finish
      Long and warming.

      A little drying with cocoa and spices lingering.

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

    A pleasant and intense blended malt with a nice balance of sweetness, fruitiness and peat smoke. The finish in sherry casks delivers delicate sweet and spicy notes taming a bit of the typical Islay punch. Not entirely complex, but quite a pleasing dram which also tolerates some drops of water.I thank Douglas Laing for the sample!

    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with sea air and subtle peat smoke. Fruity notes of red apples and stewed peaches emerge, nicely intermingling with sherry sweetness, liquorice and a whiff of cinnamon. With time, more and more peat arrives.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate with a delicate sweetness of barley sugar, red apples and ripe peaches. This is complemented by pepper, peat, ashes and a slightly alcoholic bite. Then sherry arrives, followed by creamy notes of caramel and malt. Gentle peat smoke, tender tobacco leaves and dark chocolate towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm, sweet and creamy with vanilla, malted barley and soft peat. Becomes slightly dry on the tail with a touch of cocoa, oak, allspice and ashes.
      With water: Quite lively on the nose when water is added. There's more smoke and spiciness, while the lovely sherry sweetness is fairly tamed. Still sweet and fruity on the palate with vanilla, malted barley, caramel and apples. The peppery notes are significantly reduced with only subtle warming spices towards the finish. The finish is a bit shorter with vanilla, barley and dark chocolate, nicely wrapped in crisp peat smoke.


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