Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Blended Malt
Bottler: Douglas Laing & Co.
ABV: 55.7%
Score: 91 points

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014. Image courtesy Douglas Laing & Co. This cask-strength annual release of Douglas Laing & Co.’s Big Peat uses malts from five Islay distilleries, and the nose has a great smokiness with notes of grilled steaks, honey, molasses, and toasted oak. The taste is smoky, thick, peppery, and intense with black pepper and peat smoke notes dominating, then fading slowly to reveal honey, oak, and a hint of heather. The finish has lingering smoke and pepper balanced by the honey, oak, and heather notes from the palate. Great! (December, 2014)

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