Pick of the Launches



Brand owner Douglas Laing & Co

RRP £49.99, €57.08, $66.75

Markets Global

Contact info@douglaslaing.com

Big Peat (48% abv) is a limited-edition launch from Douglas Laing & Co with only 3,000 bottles produced globally. It is made from a vatting of exclusively Islay malt whiskies, bottled at high alcohol strength without colouring or chill filtration, and distilled, matured, vatted and bottled in Scotland.

Each gift tube contains a number of illustrated decals, inviting the consumer to decorate and personalise their own pack in a “fun factor” that the company believes to be a “first for the industry.”

Tasting notes: To the nose initially dried seaweed then barbecued meats and golden syrup. On the palate smoked barley with damp leather, chimney soot and a hint of lemon rind. The finish is long and moreish with a sea-salt tang, plus streaky bacon and charred oak.