Big Peat Big Peat Christmas Edition 2021 52.8% NV
|Distillery||Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Port Ellen|
|Serie||Christmas Edition 2021|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Condition||In Original Container|
This peated powerhouse is already announcing its 11th Christmas party. The tough fisherman is currently sitting on his sled and is already sliding on his way from the magical whisky island of Islay to a special customer.
This 'collectable' is now becoming a nostalgic ritual and we can proudly say that this limited edition has once again been bottled at cask strength. This year at a nice 52.8%.
The wonderful winter air of chimney smoke meets you and keeps you nice and warm. Before, during and after the holidays!
Colour: Straw yellow.
Nose: This wintery powerhouse starts off salty and fresh. Develops into a peat-dried sweet malt.
Taste: Malty, oak and winter chimney smoke.
Finish: Long and persistent with salty licorice and clear smoky notes.
Words Of Whisky:
Nose: Vibrant, peaty and somewhat minty with an impressive coastal backdrop. Kippers, seaweed and a touch of iodine, but also vanilla custard, charred lemon peel and a whisper of green apple parts and sauerkraut. Just a tinge of soot and rubber soles.
Taste: Mouth-coating. A lovely sweet arrival with some stone fruits, quickly followed by salty chips, pickled lemon and a big hit of peat smoke. Some gentle pepper-y spices in the background. It also has a slight earthy quality.
Finish: Lingering notes of soot and tar with a pinch of black pepper. Long.
Excellent whisky. A good Christmas dram for Islay enthusiasts. Tastes more mature than your average young peated whisky also.