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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

23rd May 2014

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    84

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This particular review is based on the 4th sample provide by the Whisky Wire as part of the Big Peat Tweet Tasting.

Colour: Pale hay

Nose: Curious yogurt aromas escaping from the bottle while poring the glass. Zesty hints of lemon, honey, a whiff of mint, thyme spice, white pepper and cereal. With water added: a fuller smokier nose, notes of earthy peat, bonfire smoke, iodine and some fruity notes are added to the mix

Mouth: Warm and balanced, more honey, spices and dark earthy peat with hints of salt. With water added: some citrus, oranges and grilled fruit reveal themselves, this dram definitely needs a few drops of water to reveal the underlying sugary and fruity notes

Finish: Sharp and peppery, more hints of peat, a long and lingering finish.

Conclusion I was expecting that sample #5, would most likely be the Big Peat dram. But sample #4 tasted vaguely familiar, so I went for Big Peat and once again I was right (2/5: not bad, not bad at all). What I like most about this one, is the nose, I could sniff this one for hours. The most impressive about this whisky is probably its price: a quality vatted Islay-malt for only €38. Certainly worth buying.

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Pandemonium commented

The bottle is Big Peat, why couldn't I get that into the title?

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