Big Peat Christmas 2017 Limited Edition Review

I’ve realized that once again life and work consumes most of my time in the last few weeks, leaving almost no free time to work on the blog. But I think that going for a quick and down to earth review mode may help building the momentum again.

Let’s get festive with the latest Douglas Laing Christmas Edition of Big Peat. This series has been going for a few years already and always provided a good value.

Big Peat Christmas 2017 (54.1%, £53.95/€52,95)

Nose: Young and malty. Then sweet peat with gentle smoke, honey, some Ardbeg fruitiness,  pears. Getting smokier after a while with newly developed ashes note.

Palate: Here the ashes are strong, sweet honey and sauced cured meat, sweet peat and salt, bittersweet oak spices and sweet concentrated fruit juice.

Finish: Long finish, sweet honey and peat, gentle bitter oak spices and fruit juice.

Thoughts: Young, Very young but it’s an ass kicking peat bomb with more than enough fruitiness to balance it out and provide a good and tasty whisky.

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One thought on “Big Peat Christmas 2017 Limited Edition Review

  1. Tobi@BarleyMania

    I always enjoy Big Peat X-mas Editions a lot and especially liked last year’s bottling that united all Islay distilleries. I haven’t tried the 2017 one yet, but “an ass kicking peat bomb with more than enough fruitiness to balance it out” sounds very awesome in my book!

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