Douglas Laing’s Big Peat - The nose is fresh, salty and clean, developing to sweet malt dried over peat. On the palate, detect ashes, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys. The finish is long and lingering, replicating the palate with salty, tangy liquorice, smoke, bonfire ashes and a phenolic quality.
Who’s Big Peat?
He should probably introduce himself, but he’s up to some big stuff right now, so here goes: He’s a feisty character, a true marriage of Islay single malt whiskies (including Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen) but with a disarming sweet side. Before you get to the long, lingering finish, you might come across notes that remind you of smoking chimneys, windswept beaches, sweet tar and ash. He’s made in small batches, without any colouring or chill-filtration.