Big Peat small batch

Advent day 13

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Oaky lightly smoky nose. Almost a bit of ashes. Some leather and cummin. I find this nose pleasant with a promise of some smoke without overpowering the senses. On second taste with a few drops of water I’m also getting hints of matured apple cider.
Score: 22

Salty and sweet caramel with some vanilla. Oak with a hint of salty seaweed. Slightly oily mouth-feel. Not as much peat as I anticipated.
Score: 23

Long lingering finish with notes of dark bitter chocolate and more peat than in the palate. The smoke protrudes on the tongue much more in the finish and is almost dominant with every breath.
Score: 23

Really well balanced smoky and smooth whisky where the different notes gets to shine first being chased by an almost BBQ smoke in the finish.
Score: 23

Total: 91

Wood finished single malt. Campbeltown or Islay. 42%.

Big Peat small batch
Islay whisky blended malt. Contains Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen & Ardbeg.

Personal note: This is the kind of whisky I’d happily pour myself a dram of any day of the week and just sit back and enjoy. Funny enough I DO have a little bit left in a bottle on my shelf!