Big Peat Unveils Rum Cask Finished ‘The Thropaigeach Edition’To Celebrate Fèis Ìle 2024

Award-winning Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Big Peat, today reveals his special bottling for Fèis Ìle 2024: Big Peat The Thropaigeach Edition.

Offered at an alcohol strength of 48% ABV, this Global Limited Edition has been finished in specially selected Rum casks to produce a powerful tropical-themed release of our classic Big Peat.

A unique cask finish, fans of Big Peat can expect a profile that is dominated by peated malt on the nose, before offering a warming spice, leading into a viscous palate driven by flambéed banana and barbequed meats alongside a charred pineapple finish; a truly tropical release of Big Peat in celebration of the iconic Whisky Island of Islay.

This Limited Edition of Scotch Whisky has a unique, screen-printed design and has been selected as a bottle-only release. The design features Big Peat in pirate-form following the theme centred around the use of Caribbean Rum casks. Big Peat fans can expect a new style of the well-known character featured alongside all things tropical: palm trees, parrots, and swords! A distinctly different colourway leads this release, bringing a bright yellow capsule and design elements throughout.

Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival – is an annual celebration which brings together whisky fans from all around the world to the Island of Islay to celebrate both the whisky produced on the island and the culture. The festival, which is ever-growing in popularity, puts on a host of distillery open days, numerous tasting and experiences, unique bottle releases, local foods, live music and more. All of which are a true celebration of all things Islay.

Commenting on the special edition bottling, Chloe Wood, Big Peat’s Brand Manager, said:

“Big Peat fans have the chance to taste a new style of Big Peat in The Thropaigeach Edition. This is Big Peat but with an advanced fruity and citrus-driven tasting experience.

Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks, this additional maturation style adds an extra level of complexity to the already smoky-sweet spirit of Islay. Being a tropical-themed release of Big Peat, it feels apt to be releasing this at Fèis Ìle on the Island of Islay and the perfect time to try The Thropaigeach Edition. Ready to be released to all Fèis attendees, The Thropaigeach Edition is the perfect dram to enjoy across the festival celebrations and beyond!”

Big Peat The Thropaigeach Edition will be available from specialist Whisky retailers in the UK, Europe and Asia, plus online retailers from May 2024. It carries a suggested retail price of £65.00/€75.00.