Tasting: Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011

BIG_peat_2011Dram data:

Distillery: Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Distilled: –
Bottled: 2011
Age: NAS
Limitation: unknown
Price at the time of purchasing: ca. 50€
Cask: –
Alcohol: 57.8%
Possibly Unchillfiltered / Natural Colour(?)
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
(very) pale white wine. On the nose I get an initial blast of malty, damp peat smoke reminding me of burning wet wood (in a good way!).
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Tasting: BigPeat Tweet tasting

IMG_20140515_170614I was selected as one of the lucky tweet tasters for the Douglas Laing @DLaingWhisky #BigPeat tweet tasting hosted by @TheWhiskyWire on the eve of the 21st of May 2014. Big thanks to DouglasLaing, Steve Rush and all the fellow tweet tasters for the great evening! Worthy of a repetition in my book!
In preparation for the tasting we all received a lovely little package from Scotland (see picture on the right). It contained five mystery samples (which were tasted blind) and a few assorted goodies like a bottle of rainwater, peat cones (to fill the air with lovely peat flavour), an Islay pebble to chill our dram on hot summer days and a mystery key to Big Peat’s house (still waiting on this mystery to be solved…) – all in all a very lovely package – very well thought out!

Without further ado, here’s my tasting notes for the five drams: Continue reading “Tasting: BigPeat Tweet tasting”

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