Home to 8 functioning distilleries, Islay has long been renowned for its Whisky-making expertise. Whiskies from the Islay region are typically peated, which is imparted during the production process by burning peat beneath the malting floor. Peat Parts Per Million (PPPM) is a measure used throughout the Scotch Whisky industry to benchmark the phenol (peat smoke) level of a Whisky. From the unpeated Bruichladdich to the heavily peated Ardbeg, the Islay region produces an enviably varied and consistently delicious portfolio of Scotch Malt Whiskies. Douglas Laing’s Big Peat combines Whiskies from Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen Distilleries to offer the ultimate taste of Islay – a beachy, sooty, characterful dram that is truly hard to beat.