Douglas Laing & Co launched earlier today the annual Big Peat Christmas 2020 bottling, a cask strength limited release of the blended Islay malt.
The Glasgow-based family business released Big Peat’s first Christmas bottling in 2011. Since then, the iconic Ileach fisherman has become an international celeb, with a number of market-exclusive bottlings, aged limited releases, innovative cask finishes and a cult following on social media.
This 10th annual festive bottling, depicts Big Peat sporting a Santa Claus hat reflected in a bauble nestled deep within the Christmas tree. As is tradition for the Christmas Edition, “he” is bottled at cask strength (53.1% ABV) and without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.
Fred Laing, Chairman of his family’s firm, comments:
“Established, indeed “born”, in 2009, my boy Big Peat is a unique marriage of 100% Single Malts from our preferred Islay distilleries. Accordingly “he” has many loyal fans of the phenol around the world. In the cask strength Christmas Limited Edition we certainly get to see his more robust and intense side. This year, using our regularly selected Single Cask Single Malts but always in different percentages, expect an amplification of peat-smoke, dried seaweed and coal dust with an underlying sweetness to his feisty spirit. Big Peat’s Christmas bottling has become synonymous with the festive season and I always look forward to enjoying a dram with him over the holidays.”
Identity Card Big Peat Christmas 2020
- Official bottling from Douglas Laing & Co
- NAS blended malt
- Alcohol: 53.1 % ABV
- Natural colour & no chill-filtration
- Price: €57.00 / £52.99 / $69.00
Source: Douglas Laing