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Big Peat Christmas 2022 (IB, Douglas Laing)

Big Peat Christmas XMAS 2022
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Lemon, herb, smoky and peat.

Nice scale: 83/100

A blended Islay malt by Douglas Laing, liquids are drawn from Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg & Port Ellen. Bottle at a cask strength of 54.2%.

Big Peat Christmas 2022 (IB, Douglas Laing)

Nose: The lemon, barbeque and smokiness can be felt in the first inhale. Damp, damp sands with sea breeze and vanilla. Quite sharp on the nose, to be honest. Reminds me of much of a mix between Caol Ila and Bowmore.

Mouth: Wet soil-ish peats with some herby expressions. Round and smooth. Lemon pills, creamy vanilla and salty. There are light oak spice expressions. Oily and light sweetness towards the end.

Finish: Salty.

Overall, it is decent. This blend reminds me of an enhanced version of Caol Ila 12-year-old OB bottling with some mixture of Bowmore, not good nor bad.

Otherwise, this festive special release is an easy-drinking whisky that pretty much fits into what an easy, smooth lemony Islay whisky is like. And have it during Christmas.

Nice scale: 83/100

-Good experience & reasonable price.

Big Peat Christmas 2022 (IB, Douglas Laing)


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