Big Peat
Added on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 08:00 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $99 Availability: Specialty Stores

Includes (but apparently not limited to) malts distilled at Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, and Port Ellen.  Not chillfiltered.         

 

Note that we tasted this at the price of $42/bottle (£26.11 from the UK), which is why some of us refer to it as an economical value.  In March 2010 it will hit USA shelves for, we're told, $99.99... which is unfortunate.
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
N: Very smokey.
P: Damn.  Hugely peated.  Dirty and in yo' face.
F: Sweet with what seems to be a little sherry profile in the end.
A nice effort.
Dave
 
Clealy something intended to be over peaty with loads of iodine and medicinal notes (bandaids).  Surprising little bite on the palate.  Water doesn't do a whole lot to it.  Bacon spices and a salty ocean on the finish.  Almost made the B+ range....
Mike
 

N: Paint thinner, paint, sweet underneath, ground corn and millet -- oh yeah, lots of peat.

 

P: Salt, peat, roasted nuts. Very tasty.

 

F: Chalky. Bitter

 

Pretty good up to the finish.   

Adam
 
Smokey nose with white chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon initially. Then Band Aids. Palate is dominated by smoke, a chewy sort of cocoa smoke. Fruity traces of banana candy. Medium-sweet. And though I have never eaten a Band Aid, I think there's traces of whatever they might taste like in here. Finish is long, with refined sugar in the final fade. I like this, the smoke is both strong yet not too overwhelming/undrinkable. Brings me back for more. A good buy for something peated of this flavor/quality.  B/B+
JC
 
Big peat meet big fan.
Nose of a blazing forest fire.
Toasty taste and perfect peat.
I dig this shit...like more than a friend.
SC
 
When I tasted this at the meeting I got lots of campfire embers and waves of pleasantly smokey peat.  Loved it.  I bought a bottle, however, and upon trying it at home was nearly overwhelmed by the medicinal aspects -- specifically, to echo Adam's notes, the plasticky/latex/band-aid taste.  Weird.  I still think it's a really good bottle (and well priced, at least in the UK), but the doctor's-office stuff probably keeps it from getting an A- for me.
Andy
 

nose: polyurethane, red hots, butterscotch.  Not bad

 

palate:  raw mossiness.  Rainforesty and young.  Strange fuit initially... kiwi???

 

Respectable but non-complex finish

 

B/B-

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