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  • Islay Malt Scotch Whisky

    Big Peat

    The Ultimate Distillation of Islay

    46% ABV · Sooty and Ashy

    Big Peat is a marriage of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies only from the island of Islay. With Caol Ila spirit bringing sweetness, Bowmore the perfect balance, Ardbeg a medicinal, earthy quality and Port Ellen, a degree of elegance, Big Peat represents all that is Islay in a bottle.

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Big Peat

  • Big Peat on a bed of charcoal, wood, ash and rope
  • Tasting Notes

    Remarkably smoky, with tar, soot and ash

    • Bowmore
    • Ardbeg
    • Caol Ila
    • Port Ellen
    Nose Opens fresh, salty and clean - developing to sweet malt dried over peat
    Palate Ashes, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys
    Finish Long and lingering finish that replicates the palate with salty, tangy liquorice, smoke, bonfire ashes and a phenolic quality
  • Big Peat overlooking the sea
  • Islay, Queen of the Hebrides

    The Island of Smoke and Peat

    Situated off the West coast of Scotland and affectionately known as “The Queen of the Hebrides”, Islay’s Distilleries are renowned for their predominantly peaty, smoky character, all offering variations on the theme of ash, beach bonfires, coal dust and tar. Big Peat captures that archetypal taste of Islay in one truly remarkable bottle.

  • Big Peat on a bed of wood, charcoal and coal with smoke behind the bottle
  • Smell Smoke?

    Don't Panic - It's Our Big Peat

    In true Douglas Laing and traditional style, our supremely smoky small batch Malt is bottled at 46% alcohol and proudly presented without colouring or chill-filtration, allowing the natural oily big character of the spirit to reign supreme.

  • Big Peat 12 Years Old

    A characterful balance of smoke and sweetness

    Archetypally Islay, Big Peat 12 Years Old delivers charred oak, chimney smoke, rock pools and summer tar, running to a long and lingering finish with brown sugar, bonfire ashes and a real phenolic quality.

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Big Peat

  • Big Peat Smoky Sour Suggested Serve

    Smoky Sour

    Fill your cocktail shaker ¾ full with cubed ice, pour in a large measure of Big Peat – add the equivalent measure of lemon juice, a dash of sugar syrup and egg white. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds until cold. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon and cherry and a dash of bitters. The Islay character of Big Peat imparts a deep, smoky charm on the classic Whisky Sour… Perfect!

  • A steak branded with Big Peat Perfect Pairing


    Smoke overload! There's no better pairing for Big Peat than well-charred meat. Try pairing your next dram with a barbecued burger or steak - the flavours of the meat will enhance Big Peat's sweeter side, before packing a long and peaty punch.

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  • Region: Islands

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    Rock Island is the epitome of the islands; an inimitable marriage of Single Malts distilled on the rightly esteemed islands of Islay, Arran, Jura and Orkney.

    ABV 46.8% · Maritime and Smoky

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