Big Peat

 

 

Big Peat is a "small batch Islay blended malt Scotch whisky" bottling comprising single malts from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen distilleries.

 

 

 

   

Big Peat, NAS, 46%

A blend of single malts from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore & Port Ellen

Typical cost of this bottle;

 
 

Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Extremely pale, almost water-like.

Nose: Very pleasant with gentle soft peat alongside subtle hints of wood and fruit. The fruit is a cross between something tropical and citrus, perhaps like mango and lime zest. In the background I also find a suggestion of rubber dinghy and the aromas surrounding the dentist's surgery.

Palate: A slightly watery mouth-feel gives way to green apple, star fruit, pears and an open peat bonfire on an Atlantic beach.

Finish: Quite long and fruity in the character of a German 'obstler' schnapps, but with added peat.

Overall Impression: This is a pretty decent whisky, better than I had initially imagined as it offers a good combination of peat and fruit and yes, it is quite 'big'!

 

   
   

Big Peat, CS, 57.8%

A blend of single malts from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore & Port Ellen

Typical cost of this bottle;

Reviewed as part of MMA 2011

 
 

Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Extremely pale, almost water-like.

Nose: Atlantic fishing harbour with smoke and faint peat. The peat expands with time and eventually includes a slightly smoky raspberry-like fruitiness served with custard.  After more time this is all taken over by smoky rainy peat bog.

Palate: Good fruity peat punch, but high abv shows here. It seems to need water but still offers excellent levels of peat with faint suggestions of light flora.

Finish: Very long and peaty.

Overall Impression: Extremely good whisky!

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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