Big Peat Whisky Islay Blended Malt Cl 70
Big Peat Whisky
is an extraordinary marriage of malt whiskies sourced only from the island of Islay. Of course, it is proudly without coloring or cold filtration and bottled at high alcohol content (46 percent), making it a naturally oily spirit that promises incredible mouthfeel. With the spirit of Caol Ila bringing sweetness, Bowmore the perfect balance, Ardbeg the medicinal, earthy quality and Port Ellen, a degree of elegance, Big Peat represents all that is Islay in a bottle. Fred Laing tells us that, of course, there are also a couple of Blender’s Secrets in Big Peat – but even after a few drams, he won’t share that information – so that leaves our little peaty secret!
TO THE NOSE It opens fresh, salty and clean, developing into sweet malt dried on peat
PALATE Ash, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys
FINAL Long and lingering finish, salty and savory licorice, smoke, bonfire ash and a phenolic quality