The blended malt Big Peat, the start of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts series, is ten years old and this is celebrated with a commemorative Big Peat 10 Year Old expression.
A limited release of 850 cases distributed to the UK, Europe and Asia.
Big Peat 10 yo
(46%, Douglas Laing, 5100 btl.)
Nose: really bright and fresh, with lemons, green apples, smoked barley and hints of wet earth. Juicy pears. Some almonds. Very clean, perhaps more bourbon-oriented with less peat than the regular batches.
Mouth: again very citrusy and all-round fruity. Green apples, a little unripe pineapple. Hints of leather and sea salt. The peat smoke is there but in a mellow way, not even in the foreground.
Finish: medium length, chiselled, with more ashes now, leafy notes and salt.
This is older than the regular batches and therefore quite mellow, less pungent. Simple and good. Available from Master of Malt among others.