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Big Peat

Big Peat has a soft side

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nReview by @numen

9th Jul 2013


Big Peat
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  • Taste
  • Finish
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Nose: Not sure exactly what constitutes this expression or from which batch this one hails. Nice smoke and peat with ash and salty coastal notes. Light mesquite bbq, and even some white wine. Altogether approachable and elegant. Seems to have a nice dose of Caol Ila. Lemon and light orange fruits like peach.

Palate: Sweet, fruity, and a bit feisty. Not quite the peat or smoke here that I'd have expected based on the nose. Lemon, spicy ginger, pineapple, and sweet honey. This gives way to heaps of ash. Hooray! Dry and ashy. The coastal quality is fairly mellow here. The peat is more soft and pervasive, coming out a bit at the midpalate. Not the peat blast that a name like Big Peat might suggest.

Finish: Ash and a faint wisp of bbq. Eventually lemon, sugar, and vanilla re-emerge. Pretty simple and straightforward, but delicious and just the sort of thing that I enjoy. Very well done. I can definitely see myself keeping a bottle of this on stock and at hand

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Nozinan commented

This is a really fine Whisky. I have enjoyed most of a bottle over the last few years. It was the peated version if Bruichladdich before the development of the three streams, "relatively unpeated" Bruichladdich, peated Port Charlotte, and octomore.

My understanding is that the PC line is replacing "peat", so maybe this will become a collector's item, though most collectors who appreciate fine drams will be able to hang onto it without opening...

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