Big Peat 10 Year
Peated Blended Malt
Big Peat // Islay, Scotland
This bottling of Big Peat 10 Year was released in February 2019 to commemorate the 10 year anniversary for the brand. Big Peat first launched in 2009 and is the first release under Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts collection. This blended malt is made exclusively from single malts distilled on Islay. Aged for 10 years, it is bottled without added color or chill-filtration at 46% ABV. Only 850 cases available in the UK, Europe, and Asia.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"Really savory, with a good amount of salty sea spray, and whispers of fruit (lemon, banana). The nose is slightly earthy too. The wood smoke is very present, yet subtle and never too intrusive. Oiliness and creaminess on the palate, with a hint of olive brine, but also citrus, licorice root, and a good amount of wood smoke, with subtle peat. Overall pretty elegant compared to some of the Big Peat NAS releases, which depending on your preference is either a positive or a negative."