Douglas Laing's Big Peat Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
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Douglas Laing's Big Peat Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 45572
$49.96/ Single Bottle
$299.76/ Case of 6
ABV
46.00%
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Tasting Notes

One of the best all around bottlings in Scotch Whisky, this collection of single cask single malt whiskies drawn from some of the biggest powerhouses in the world of whisky, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Port Ellen & Caol Ila are bottled with zero chill filtering and zero coloring . Fans of Islay whisky it is time to stuff the stockings full of this bottle. Available in limited quantities.


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Staff Pick Notes

The packaging on the makes you think it's more of a peat monster than it actually is. Perfect for any cocktail that asks for a peated Scotch and with nuance enough for serious sipping. Among the single malts used here is what I can only guess is a very small amount of the famous shuttered distillery Port Ellen. The younger malts that are part of this blend have a straw-and-hay grassy quality that reminds me of mezcal, with a nice savory smokiness creeping in at the finish.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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