Big Peat Celebrates Ten Year Tenure in Scotch Whisky Industry

Big Peat 10 Years OldDouglas Laing & Co, the independent family Scotch Whisky firm behind the “Remarkable Regional Malts”, celebrates a decade of their Islay Malt with a commemorative Big Peat 10 Years Old bottling.

Inspired by a vintage scrap book, the label features a collection of emblems, stamps and hand-drawn illustrations in honour of Big Peat’s Islay home. A platinum foiled story book held within a heavyweight envelope accompanies each bottle, telling the legend of Big Peat and his Whisky adventures. The special bottling is a marriage Single Malts distilled exclusively on Islay and proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration. At a punchy 46% strength, the 10 Years Old Whisky is “packed with sooty, smoky, leathery charm”.

Fred Laing, Chairman at Douglas Laing and Big Peat

“Back in 2009, I dreamt up a feisty Ileach fisherman who would later become Big Peat, a brand that would grow at an average of 29% year on year, and subsequently be joined by Scallywag, Timorous Beastie, Rock Oyster, The Epicurean and The Gauldrons to 

Big Peat Story Bookdeliver what we so modestly designate our “Remarkable Regional Malts: The Ultimate Distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Regions”. I’m delighted to see Big Peat continue to grow and to see ‘him’ develop such a loyal band of followers around the world – this special bottling is a fitting tribute to him!” 

Big Peat 10 Years Old is available from specialist retailers across the UK, Europe and Asia. Just 850 cases are available globally.

Tasting Notes


Nose: Peat smoke, damp earth and leaves with a peppery warmth
Palate: Smoked barley and BBQ ash, a sea-salt tang balanced by a leathery sweetness
Finish: Long with streaky bacon, tobacco, toasted marshmallows and charred wood