There is this strange, quite folkloric legend about Christmas in the north of France and in Belgium. It involves an anti-character called "Père Fouettard" (or Black Peter for the Flemishs). He is a total antithesis of Santa : when the former gives candies to good children, the latter hurt them with a swift when they have been bad. In some areas of Belgium, he's also supposed to deliver black coal.
Well, Big Peat Christmas is both Santa and Black Peater. Both a candy and a burning coal in the mouth. Both light coloured, and very black, taste wise. There's Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Bowmore in there for sure. The Big Bad Peaty Drams of Islay.
Well, I was lucky enough with Santa last Christmas, because I enjoyed very much Big Peat's swift on my tongue. I bet I've been a good child last year! Dear Black Peter I enjoy both the recompense and the punishment.
But you better like these peat flavours from Islay, otherwise Black Peter will beat you very hard. If you like Laphroaig or Ardbeg, even Caol Ila, go for it. If you prefer Bourbon-like, or Speyside, or you loathe heavy smoke... better try to taste a sample first.