The 12-year-old big peat whiskey has finally arrived!
Douglas Laing's 12 year Big Peat whiskey is a blend of peaty Single Malts exclusively sourced from the legendary Isle of Islay containing small portions of Ardberg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and, surprisingly, Port Ellen spirits.
This is possible as Douglas Laing holds one of the largest stocks of the Port Ellen distillery which went out of business way back in 1983.
From this skilful mix of peaty whiskeys from the Isle of Islay aged 12 years, Big Peat is born with a peat content of 40ppm.
An unusual detail that makes this product incredible is that no “vatted malt” label tends to indicate selected malts.
It is a cold unfiltered blended Whiskey, not colored and obtained from what are called Small Batches, that is small batches of barrels carefully selected to guarantee quality and rarity.
The production of each single Small Batch is about 5000 bottles, a discontinuous production, which is why Big Peat 12 years is highly sought after and coveted by peaty whiskey tasters.
The 12 year old Big Peat whiskey has been honored with numerous accolades including 98 points from Murray's famous Whiskey Bible.
A real point of reference for Islay's “Vatted”, big peat is an exceptional peat, in which the softness of vanilla and the timbre of peat mix and coexist beautifully, giving us an unmissable bottle.
Color: Gold, straw yellow
Aroma: medicinal notes, aromas of heather and broom ash.
Palate: More intense medicinal notes. Citrus, smoke, barbecue and vanilla.
Final: Cookies with raisins, smoke and ash.
Overall: surprising. There are elements of some great Port Ellens whiskeys.
Whiskey Big Peat 12 years is to be combined with Montecristo special Edition or for pipe smokers a relaxing Peterson Night Cap.