Big Peat Scotch Whisky

Big Peat Scotch Whisky
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A small batch bottling traditionally unchill filtered containing only islay malt whiskeys!

But what exactly is a Vatted Malt? It is what the Scotch Whisky industry has traditionally called “a marriage of Malts”. Big Peat contains Malt Whisky ONLY from the island of Islay – some say it’s the ultimate taste of Islay!

Big Peat is a feisty Islay character has a sweet side too – ‘he’ carries a big peaty (“phenolic”), beachy, oceanic, rather ashy selection of malts only from the island of Islay. We do not chill filter – we prefer a more old fashioned traditional approach – so you will detect a massive amplification of sea-faring qualities on the nose, palate, and finish…

Nose: Opens fresh, salty and clean – developing to malted barley dried over peat – with a damp earthy character

Palate: Ashes, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys

Finish: Long and lingering, it replicates the palate with salty, tangy liquorice, smoke, bonfire ashes - being foremost: PHENOLIC.

Big PeatBig Peat - Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes: Magnificent array of salt and bitty peat; heavy yet light enough for the most delicate of citrus. Hard to find a nose which screams "Islay" at you with such a lack of ambiguity: it is, frankly, perfect.

The delivery is constructed around a fabulous bourbon Demerara sugar and liquorice framework; the peat enters as soon as this is in place and in varying layers of oiliness and depth.

The mid ground sees the re-emergence of the more complex Ardbeg and Port Ellen factions, a bourbon style, small grains busyness;

Long, softly oiled still and then a slow dissolving liquorice and spice; vanillas pop up very late, still accompanied by soft Demerara


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2009 Malt Maniacs: Best Peated Malt Daily Dram
2010 Whisky Magazine: Best Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
2010 International Whisky: Competition (Chicago) Young Whisky Gold Medal
Spirits Business Magazine 2010: Gold Innovative design / packaging Award
2011 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible: Scottish Vatted Malt of the Year 2011 – 96 points
2011 Scottish Field Whisky Challenge Bronze.

the Chairmans Award at the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2013"96 Points, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" - Ultimate Beverage Challenge

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