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Big Peat Fèis Ìle 2017 DL

Overall rating
85.61/100
votes
46
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

€ 104.15

46 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Newbie luppido
98
Expert Junior fredlatourbe
89
Connoisseur MadScientist
89
Expert Senior eifelmalt
88
Expert Senior Franzman
88
Expert Senior Pxrider
88
Expert Senior Sinbad50
88
Specialist peatbogger
88
Specialist karloff
88
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88
Expert Senior Sir Provenance
88
Member Senior maltsabine
88
Expert Junior Galahad
87
Expert Senior voodoochile
87
Connoisseur GIORGOS
87
Expert Senior maverick6462
87
Expert Junior Ronny_Germany
86
Expert Junior Lewinston
86
Connoisseur ctu
86
Connoisseur Dris
86
Expert Senior Jean-Brice
86
Member Senior newa
86
Member Senior McMoulis
86
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are
86
Connoisseur magic_slim
85
Member Senior countryman
85
Member Senior eaque
85
Expert Senior WantsWhisky
85
Member Senior Doenze
85
Expert Junior Sendilkelm
85
Moderator z-imaging
85
Expert Junior Kainen
85
Expert Senior Fight65
85
Connoisseur thijs100
85
Expert Senior Eneloop2009
85
Expert Senior stalowka2
84
Member Junior JHA67
84
Member Senior Protac
84
Expert Senior Fanaberex
84
Administrator RoyalScotsman
84
Expert Junior JohnnyBravo
84
Expert Junior cubusek
83
Newbie GuntherM
80
Member Senior Szkocka krata
80
Expert Senior Psyk0man
79
Member Junior glloyd
75

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat Fèis Ìle 2017 DL

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.61 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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