Big Peat Blended Malt
Peated Blended Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed November 24, 2020 (edited November 25, 2020)
I know this is a blend of Islay Single Malts, but that’s about all I know. Time to finally see what its about! The nose has a bright fruity and pettiness to it that jumps out at first. There is lemon zest, apple juice, sweet vanilla, pickled ginger, some iodine, light savory cooked meat at a campfire, light oak and nutty malt. The palate is sweet, savory and a little bitter with a medium body. There is iodine, burnt rubber and ash, vanilla, nutty malt, roasted jalapeño, and some oak. The finish is long with lingering spicy ginger, roasted jalapeño, smokey campfire, some iodine and chili pepper spice in the back pf the throat Overall pretty good. I can defiantly tell there is some Ardbeg in there, reminiscent of Wee Beastie. There is this lingering bitterness throughout that isn’t bad, just not what I was expecting. But sometimes that happens with blends, certain notes can get compounded.