Big Peat
Islay Blended Malt

70cl / 46%
  • Douglas Laing
Big Peat / Islay Blended Malt
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Douglas Laing's Big Peat is a Blended (as we have to call them now) Islay malt containing spirit from Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and, shockingly, Port Ellen. Not as full-on as the name might suggest, but with pedigree like that at this price Big Peat is a nailed-on winner. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Whisky Bible 2011: Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year; 96 Points

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Big Peat Reviews

25 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    23 December 2014

    Awesome, a wonderful whiskey that takes no prisoners, a true delight

  • 4
    10 September 2014

    I'll be honest and say that I'm not experienced enough to make out the Ardbeg notes and the Port Ellen creeping in and shoving the Caol Ila aside to say hello, but this is lovely. It's so oily, half of it clings to the glass! It reminds me of Kilchoman machir bay, with a savoury biscuit kind of thing. I get Tarmac and and burnt rubber tyres but that's ok, it's not a negative! It's a quality and enjoyable blended malt that has the best label ever.

  • 4
    23 June 2014

    Excellent whisky for the money. A real classic amongst vatted malts IMO.

  • 6 May 2013

    I love Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Bowmore. I haven't tried Port Ellen yet due to the high price tags but trust it is also an Islay great. Blend them together at 46% and bottle it without chill-filtering and the result, as expected, is fantastic. This is a really approachable and enjoyable drink at a very reasonable cost. I will look out for a bottle of the cask strength limited edition.

  • 16 April 2013

    I have sadly just finished my bottle of Big Peat - what a dram!! Such a big peaty, smoky smack in the face! It smells great, has a lovely, natural peely-wally hue, is rather chewy, and has a nice long, satisfying finish. Don't be put off by the vatted, no-age element to this bottled campfire. When asked to recommend a whisky, this tops my Islays.

  • 17 February 2013

    46% that will do me thought bush mills was peaty

  • 22 December 2012

    I simply love it, though i thing Ardbeg Uigeadail is much more rich.

  • 18 June 2012

    Wow simply it

  • 23 May 2012

    Wow - simply amazing... it's like Ardbeg, filtered through peat and then mixed with Port Ellen, Bowmore and Caol Ila... and filtered through peat... to quote Jim Murray from another whisky review...mmmm, the peat...aaarghhh, mmmm, oooh!

  • 20 November 2011

    This whisky really grew on me, I was glad to let that happen. When I first tried it it tasted skunky to me ...but in a good way. I persevered and was rewarded with a very complex and tasty whisky which is unlike any other I've tasted. I'm a jaded peathead and it is now in my repertoire when I want that Islay fix.

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