Big Peat: A small batch bottling traditionally non chill-filtered, not coloured and containing ONLY Islay Malt Whiskies!
But what exactly is a Vatted Malt? It is what the Scotch Whisky industry has traditionally called “a marriage of Malts”. Big Peat contains Malt Whisky ONLY from the island of Islay – some say it’s the ultimate taste of Islay!
Big Peat is a feisty Islay character has a sweet side too – ‘he’ carries a big peaty (“phenolic”), beachy, oceanic, rather ashy selection of malts only from the island of Islay. We do not chill filter – we prefer a more old fashioned traditional approach – so you will detect a massive amplification of sea-faring qualities on the nose, palate, and finish…
Nose: Fresh, salty and clean, developing to malted barley dried over peat with a damp earthy character
Palate: Ashes, sweet tar, beaches and smoking chimneys
Finish: Long and lingering, it replicates the palate with salty, tangy liquorice, smoke, bonfire ashes - being foremost: PHENOLIC
Awards and Commendations
Whisky Bible 2011: Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year; 96 Points