News: Douglas Laing's Big Peat Christmas 2015

  • Big Peat Christmas 2015
  • Douglas Laing Regional Malts
  • Blended malt
  • 53.8% ABV
  • 3.000 cases / 18.000 bottles
Big Peat Christmas contains a shovelful of the finest festive Malts from the Whisky island of Islay, including Ardbegg-nog, Coal Ila, Snowmore and Party Ellen. As ever, he is proudly  riding his sledge without chill-filtration or colouring, but for Christmas he’s bottled at heart-wearming cask strength, a punchy 53.8% ABV.

The original Big Peat dates from 2009, two years later he presented his Christmas pal to his peaty groupies.

Fred Laing, Managing Director of Douglas Laing and Big Peat’s best friend, comments: “Big Peat is fully regarded now as a brand, with devotees and consumers in many different markets globally. Some are so enthused by his feisty and slightly rebellious character that they have even tattooed his braw, bearded face on their arms and legs, and of that we’ll forever be in awe. In the months running up to Christmas we see the unique, fun packaging of his Yuletide release attract a new collective of consumers to offer the ideal seasonal gift left at the foot of the chimney, carrying the hallmark Islay character of coal dust, smoky fires and soot.

Just 3,000 cases of Big Peat Christmas 2015 are available globally from specialist Whisky stores and from October 2015. It’s a real cracker!

Tasting notes from Douglas Laing

This very bottling carries a big peaty, salty, beachy, ashy, oceanic and rather chimney sooty selection of Malts from the legendary Whisky Island of Islay…You could say this is “Islay in a bottle” (Wait, I wrote that already on Bruichladdich's Islay Barley 2006...).

Source and pictures: Douglas Laing