Today, Douglas Laing, made the 9th Big Peat Christmas Edition official. It will be available from retailers in most markets this month, priced at around £55.
In its usual fashion, the Christmas Edition is bottled without colouring or chill-filtration, and at natural cask strength of 53.7%, delivering the ultimate distillation of Islay.
Fred Laing, the chairman of Douglas Laing, says: ”Roll out the barrel – let’s have a barrel of fun” was seldom a more appropriate refrain than for this year’s Christmas bottling. We launched Big Peat 10 years ago onto an unsuspecting Whisky drinking public, and this is “his” 9th festive bottling. Every year we create a slightly different seasonal recipe but always use the same Islay Single Malts, which include amongst others Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and even some soft, chewed-leathery Port Ellen; but we do so in different proportions, releasing it at Cask Strength – this year, a punchy 53.7% alcohol strength.”