Whisky Bible 2011: Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year; 96 Points.
Douglas Laing’s Big Peat is a blended Islay malt containing spirit from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and including Port Ellen. With a pedigree like that Big Peat is a nailed-on-winner. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Nose: Warm slabs of tangy peat. Hints of chocolate, coffee and cedar with spices, walnuts and almond. A touch of cinnamon with oily smoke.
Palate: Simple, easy-going, but delicious. Notes of heavy smoke, cut grass, peanut, spices and peat.
Finish: Quite abrupt with cut grass, coastal notes and smoke.
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