Big Peat Christmas 2016 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Age NAS
  • Style Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 54.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • lemon
  • peaty
  • toasted
  • pineapple
  • salty
  • ashy
  • barley
  • coal

Big Peat

Christmas 2016 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 54.6%)

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Big Peat, Big Feet, Big Neat, the Christmas Edition.
 
Founded in 1948 by Fred Douglas, the Glasgow-based Douglas Laing & Co bottling company is now run by his two sons. They have amassed a vast stock of different malts over the last 50 years. Nowadays they're recognized as producers of high-quality blended malt Whiskies in the Whisky-sphere.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before — it features Whiskies from every active distillery on the Isle of Islay, as well as from the closed Port Ellen distillery! Bottled at a natural cask strength of 54.6%, the new Christmas release is proudly without colouring or chill-filtration. It’s big and peated - peatheads will love this!

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Age NAS
  • Style Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 54.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Riesling.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sea breeze and toasted barley, a hint of lemon and salt.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Intense peat smoke, bursts of juicy pineapple and fresh lemon.

Finish
Long with warming maritime notes.

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  • smoky
  • lemon
  • peaty
  • toasted
  • pineapple
  • salty
  • ashy
  • barley
  • coal
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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