Monday, 11 July 2016

Big Peat The Belgian Edition


This limited edition has been bottled for Cinoco and will be available from specialist stores. Only 480 bottles have been filled. So you better be quick get oneBig Peat The Belgian Edition Small Batch of Belgian Peat's friends!

It looks like Douglas Laing and Cinoco will release a limited Belgian Edition of the Big Peat whisky  to celebrate our national holiday. The bottle label of Big Peat Belgian Edition Small Batch  is a re-print of their country artwork series dedicated to Big Peat visiting foreign countries.

They give a nod to the classic stereotypes. For Belgium they picked out Manneken Pis and french fries.

Truly a bottle to properly celebrate the 21st of July.



Could this whisky be an excellent food pair with french fries and other frietkot food (Belgium's typical haute cuisine serving bear claws, carbonade flamande and cold mussels - consider it our version of fish and chips)? I'm not so sure if young heavily peated whisky will match the food but I'll happily try to find out once the whisky is available.

Identity Card


  • Big Peat Belgian Edition

  • 50cl bottle - 480 bottles available

  • 46% ABV

  • 40ppm

  • Price: €45.99 at Jurgen's Whiskyhuis


Big Peat Belgian Edition tasting notes



Douglas Laing's Global Malt Ambassador Jan Beckers was kind enough to provide me with some tasting notes of this special Big Peat release.

Nose: The distinctly peated quality is balanced with a subtle honey sweetness plus BBQ ashes
Palate: The initial sweet character runs to smoke and soot and develops to charred sweet cure bacon
Finish: Long, now a salty, maritime style is combined with beach bonfires plus liquorice lingering

[caption id="attachment_1219" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Big Peat Belgian Edition Back label of this limited edition Big Peat[/caption]

More information will follow

Source: Big Peat's Facebook page and Global Malt Ambassador Jan Beckers
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