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Big Peat Fèis Ìle 2017 DL

Overall rating 32 votes 86.13
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Finished in Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1600
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218798944
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
14 Apr 2017 11:10 am by nordkrebs
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 96,15

14 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 89,00

Buy in Market

213 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

9 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
17 Sep 2017 2:38 pm
ctu gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

The sherry finish and the slightly higher ABV is nice. More intense, but not a heavy one.

peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Review note
09 Sep 2017 12:45 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 88 points

First Big Peat with a sherry cask marrying finish.

Different but absolutely pleasing.

Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
88
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Tasting note
08 Sep 2017 11:41 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
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.


Comments

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.

Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
24 Aug 2017 2:25 pm
Color
Amber
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.

Comments

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!

https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/blended-malt-whiskies/

GIORGOS
Expert Senior GIORGOS Review note
23 Aug 2017 11:44 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
90
thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
26 Jul 2017 2:34 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sweet peat, lemons, stewed pears and sauerkraut. There's some licorice, and cinnamon rolls as well. Rich and inviting but doesn't offer a lot of complexity.

Taste

Smoky and very ashy, with a layer of sweet cherries and dark notes of tobacco and chocolate.

Finish

Lingers on smoke and cocoa powder, ending with notes of vegetal peat.

Comments

A very good and quaffable whisky from Islay, especially considering it used to cost £50. The 1.600 bottles that comprised this release are long gone though.

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MadScientist
Expert Senior MadScientist Review note
25 Jul 2017 9:35 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
86
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
98
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
07 Jul 2017 11:47 pm
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
89
Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
18 May 2017 1:55 pm
Fight65 gave this whisky 85 points

Mir persönlich gefallen die ex-Bourbon Fass Abfüllungen von Big Peat besser.

Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
88

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