Merk
Big Peat
Expressie
Big Peat Christmas 2011
Whisky type
Blended Malt / Pure Malt / Vatted Malt
Herkomst
Islay, Schotland
Jaar van uitgave
2011
ABV.
57,80%
In collectie

Review door Big Peat

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Geur

Opens a bit feistier, nose prickling and peppery at high strength plus the classic fresh, salty and clean Big Peat style. It then, as it warms, softens to malted barley dried over peat – with that same damp earthy character, anticipated from the “regular” bottling.

Smaak

Considerably more mouthcoating at high strength, it still carries BP’s recognisable ashes, warm tar, sweet Japanese style seaweed, bandages, beaches and smoking chimneys.

Afdronk

Long and lingering, it replicates the palate with salty liquorice, smoke, damp bonfire ashes, chimney soot and more tarry, peaty and phenolic characteristics that just run and run. Full of what the French call “chauf couer” at high strength – detect even more of the damp ashes when cut with water.

Notitie

Big Peat is as grumpy as ever, regardless of his jovial Santa hat. Perhaps he didn't like his signature yellow polo-neck being swapped for a red one? In 2011, Big Peat Christmas was bottled at 57.8% - natural cask strength - and his festive bottling has been bottled at cask strength ever since.