Bottled at 43% vol, the BenRiach 10 Years Old is Classic Speyside in character. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks – exactly the types of wood we favour at BenRiach. This fresh, lively, fruit-laden single malt captures WARM OAK SPICES, GREEN APPLE, DRIED APRICOTS, PEACH and BANANA with subtle touches of ANISEED, LEMON ZEST and BARLEY.
BenRiach 12 Year Old 2007 Single Cask #8730. The journey to crafting this delicious whisky begins with locally sourced barley from Speyside. Mineral rich water from underground aquifer beneath the distillery is then used with the barley to develop BenRiach’s signature sweet mash also known as the ”Four Water Mash”. The New make spirits is distilled un-peated, fruity and citrusy. It is a contribution to the refreshing zesty notes found in this dram. This dram is eventually laid to rest within BenRiach’s dunnage warehouse in moscatel hogshead : an uncommon cask used in aging whisky. This cask previously storing the traditional Portuguese wine gives our dram an exceptional depth and layers of flavour.
Big Peat’s “Peatrichor” Limited Edition is our exciting 2021 summer release! Bottled at a natural cask strength of 53.8% alcohol, this latest bottling celebrates the Islay rainfall – after all, today’s rain is tomorrow’s Whisky! There are just over 5,000 bottles of this special commemorative bottling are available globally.
2019 has been a big year for Big Peat! To celebrate his 10th Birthday, we have released this very special Cask Strength Limited Edition Big Peat bottling aged for a minimum of 10 Years. Presented in a 70cl bottle, the marriage of Islay Single Malts within packs a particularly peaty punch! Offered to you proudly without colouring or chill-filtration, and at natural cask strength of 46.0%.
Archetypally Islay, Big Peat 12 Years Old delivers charred oak, chimney smoke, rock pools and summer tar, running to a long and lingering finish with brown sugar, bonfire ashes and a real phenolic quality. Proudly bottled at 46% alcohol strength and offered without colouring or chill-filtration, Big Peat 12 Years Old is the ultimate distillation of Islay.
This, the second instalment in a three-part Vintage Series, is Big Peat 26 Years Old Islay “Vatted” Malt, entitled The Platinum Edition. It is comprised of Islay’s most sought after Single Malts. There will be three consecutive limited edition releases, the first being the 25 Years Old Gold Edition. The series will bring to life the journey of the spirit with each year that passes.
The final release in Douglas Laing’s Big Peat Vintage Trilogy, the Black Edition is a 27-year-old Islay blended malt whisky distilled in 1992. Smoky, salty aromas of bonfires on the beach fill the nose, alongside cookie dough, new leather and floral barley. The palate offers notes of candied citrus, heather honey, oak spice and hints of bacon, before ash, mint and ginger appear in the finish.
The annual festive limited edition is here - meet Big Peat Christmas 2019! This year, the label depicts our Peaty pal carefully selecting the casks for the recipe on a snowy winter's night on Islay. The unique recipe encompasses
The 2020 release of Douglas Laing's annual Big Peat Christmas Edition Islay blended malt is the 10th edition of this festive whisky. Aromas of cedar, barbecued meat and green apple fill the nose, complemented by notes of peppercorn, cool mint and billowing smoke throughout the palate.
Douglas Laing's Big Peat blended malt returns for the celebration of Fèis Ìle 2018! With just 3,000 bottles released, this limited edition bottling sees the marriage of single malts from Islay, including whisky produced at Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen distilleries, bottled at 48% ABV. The expression has been dubbed Big Peat's Pals, and the presentation tube sees 400 of these pals' selfies scattered all over it. A popular guy, Big Peat.
Aged 8 Years Old and bottled at 46% alcohol strength, Big Peat’s 2020 Limited Edition honours Islay’s legendary A846 road that takes Whisky lovers from one glorious Distillery to the next! Strictly limited to just 3,000 bottles globally, this unique bottling from our peaty Ileach pal is packaged in a premium gift box and packed with seaside-saltiness, puffs of Islay smoke and a madeira cake sweetness.
Douglas Laing's Big Peat is a feisty Islay character with a sweet side. This is a small batch bottling, without colouring or chill-filtration and only contains Islay Malt Whiskies, including Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and (even the now closed) Port Ellen to name but a few! Big Peat is fresh, salty and clean on the nose, with notes of sweet malts dried over peat. Typically Islay in flavour, the palate carries notes of ash, sweet tar, smoking chimneys and a subtle salty beach quality, with a long and lingering phenolic finish.
This year we have a special one for Mid-Autumn Festival. With notes of sweet toasted marshmallows, peat smoke, honey and charred oak, this bottle pairs perfectly with mooncakes. Be it the Mooncake Festival or not, this should be worthy to be collected.
NOSE - Clean nose, delicate salt and medicinal notes with a background of smoked barley.
TASTE - Immediate chimney smoke that quickly develops into a wild fire smoke. Vanilla notes with citrus and liquorice root.
FINISH - Medium to long finish with dried malt and leaving a lasting impression of that classic Islay peat smoke.
We make Bols Advocaat a rich and creamy blend of egg yolks, aromatic spirits, sugar and brandy with a hint of vanilla. It has a smooth and full-bodied taste. There are two varieties of Advocaat. The “thick” Advocaat which mostly selling on the Dutch market and eat with a spoon, and the more liquid “export” version. Thick Bols Advocaat also contains egg white, and we use as an ingredient for all kinds of desserts, for instance with ice-creams and pastries. We also served as an aperitif or digestif. The traditional way to serve it is in a wide glass with whipped cream and cocoa powder sprinkled on top. In the export variety only the pure egg yolks are used, making it particularly suited for cocktails and long-drinks. The best known cocktail using Bols Advocaat is probably the Snowball.