Big Peat Small Batch Islay Blended Malt
Historically we would call this - Whisper it - A Vatted Malt, but with a BIG PEAT KICK
A small batch bottling, traditionally unchill filtered.
But what exactly, you may ask is a Vatted Malt? It is what the Scotch Whisky Industry has traditionally called a marraige of Malts. Such vattings often form the heart and soul of a Blended Scotch Whisky (which carries the lighter tasting grain whisky, to soften matters). This bottle carries a big peaty (often called phenolic) beachy, oceanic, slightly ashy selection of Malts from the island of Islay, from where the Laing family directors hail. Ally these lusty and robust Malts selected for Big Peat with the fact that no chill filtration takes place - a more old fashioned approach - and you will detect a massive amplication of the anticipated sea-faring qualities on the nose, palate, and finish. These are particularly appreciated when consumed leisurely in the same style these Malts have waited for you in the cold, dark and windswept warehouses of Islay.
Distilled, Matured, Vatted and bottled in Scotland by Douglas Laing and Co Ltd.
A shovelful of islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies including malts distilled at Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen Distilleries