Big Peat Blended Malt

Peated Blended Malt

Big Peat // Islay, Scotland

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  1. cheesymash

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
  2. fomo

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Impressions @ 1/3 remaining: All things considered, this is a charming blended malt. The silly artwork that adorns the sleeve is perhaps a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously. The nose is a bit restrained, presenting aromas of preserved lemon, coastal air, and wood polish. For a peat monster, the palate begins bright and citrusy, adopting a slight mineral-like quality on the finish. At times, the bright citrus notes evoke the flavors of a Sprite soda, and it finishes on the slightest of tannic tea notes. The mouthfeel is pleasantly dry and greatly compliments the taste. For some reason, this didn't always agree with me, and there were times when this didn't feel at all balanced or palatable. Also, at $60, it's not great VFM, and it compared unfavorably to other entry-levels from Islay. However, this seemed to open up nicely, and, more often than not, I really enjoyed this. I would happily re-purchase if I could find a fair price on it (perhaps around $50 or less).
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Tom-i-man

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  4. FreedomBeard

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    71.99 USD per Bottle
  5. Slainte-Mhath

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    One could argue that a few drops of Port Ellen in this Blended Malt can't make much of a difference, but it's a nice gimmick. Typical Islay peat smoke, coal tar and TCP dominate the nose, followed by fennel, baked banana and underlying Caol Ila sweetness. It's very raw, young and spirit-driven. On the palate, a phenolic blast of 'Big Peat' overwhelms the senses, very dry and edgy, subduing notes of honey, pears and subtle oak. Pineapple, menthol and a touch of briny seaweed subside in the long and peaty sweet finish. So where is the Port Ellen? I'm joking. RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    40.0 EUR per Bottle
  6. Jan-Case

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    (Pinkernells Islay Tasting Event) I had a pour of this before about a year ago and remember not really liking it - which is why I avoided it since. But I’m happy they poured us one of this Islay blend in this tasting event because it was a different experience. The nose is mild but nice peat with a minor sweet fruitiness. There is pineapple out of a tin can where it taste more like the tin can than the pineapple itself. It is fresh and without any noticeable alcohol on the palate. The first impression of the palate is soft and a bid oily and fills the whole mouth with its mild character. After a few seconds then the peat gets noticeable and a lot sweeter. After you let that sink in it surprisingly becomes a bid watery. The taste itself is ok but other than the peat and the sweetness there isn’t much left to enjoy for me at this point. The finish has some Islay-like smoke and only after you swallowed it you notice a bid of alcohol. The peatiness of the finish remains really long with a slight young acidicy. All in all it was ok and the peat character itself is - well - Islay. But in the end my impression is that it comes across a bid uninspired.
    Pinkernells Whisky Market
  7. Shenitsky

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very tasty and very peaty which you get from younger whiskey. Blend of Islay
  8. costafy1

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Smoked meat, sweet syrup, peat, sugary
  9. max916dz

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Un single malt tourbé, fumé et salin. Une belle texture mordante, chaude et enveloppante avec une belle longueur.
  10. dennisbol

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
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