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You can’t get more quintessentially Islay than this.
The Douglas Laing Company was founded in 1948 by — you guessed it — Douglas Laing. They have a stellar reputation as one of the leading independent bottlers of Scotch Whisky in the United Kingdom. They started as by purchasing single casks of fine Single Malts. Then they grew to create their own blends. Now they even commission small batch production from some of the finest Whisky makers in Scotland and a few small shops too. This has allowed them to develop a solid range of private-label products to round out the offerings.
Big Peat 12 Year Old marries different Single Malt Scotches from the one-and-only island of Islay. Sweet notes of Caol Ila, balanced flavors of Bowmore, medicinal notes of Ardbeg, and the earthy quality of Port Ellen, you can’t have more Islay in one offering. Weighing in at 46% ABV and without added coloring or chill-filtration, expect pure and bold flavors of charred oak, chimney smoke, rock pools, and summer tar to rock your taste buds. A quintessentially Islay offering everybody should taste at least once.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Clean, fresh, salty and oceanic.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful and bold with anticipate charred oak, chimney smoke, rock pools and summer tar.
Long and lingering with brown sugar and bonfire ashes.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Big Peat 12 Year Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.