Tasting Notes / Bottles from Douglas Laing



Big Peat (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat (Douglas Laing)

If you like your whisky smoky, barbecued or even BBQ'd and full of intensity then Big Peat by Douglas Laing is a cracking choice for you.

Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition
Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition

Big Peat, as anyone who knows me, is a huge favourite in my whisky collection and when a 25 year old version is available well thats just even more exciting.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011 (Douglas Laing)

I managed to miss this dram but luckily my good friend Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog had a bottle and sent me a dram of it.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2012 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2012 (Douglas Laing)

I was lucky enough to sample this Christmas Cask Strength edition of Big Peat at this years Whisky fringe and really enjoyed it.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2013 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2013 (Douglas Laing)

I loved this dram so much when it came out that i bought 2 bottles and still have around 1/2 a bottle left.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014 (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat from Douglas Laing is a really well known Islay blended malt which has now been releasing an annual Christmas Limited run for a few years and this is the 2014 version.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015 (Douglas Laing)

This is the fifth Christmas Edition of Big Peat, with the first being back in 2011. I've seriously enjoyed every single version of this dram, and I'm excited to be trying this one.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 (Douglas Laing)

What is good reviewing a big flavoured whisky is with one sip you can sit back and get so many flavours, notes, memories, thoughts and ideas.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat releases a cask strength edition every year as their limited edition Christmas Edition, since 2011 and this 2017 is totally on my radar.

Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing)

Seeing releases of Remarkable Regional malts from Douglas Laing always makes me happy and when it's Big Peat i'm even happier, i love the creamy smoke that comes with it.

Big Peats Private Bottling (Douglas Laing)
Big Peats Private Bottling (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat, the unique Small Batch Islay Blended Malt Whisky from Douglas Laing & Co, launched a new limited edition bottling earlier this month.

Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing.

King of Scots Blended Scotch Whisky
King of Scots Blended Scotch Whisky

Anyone who knows anything about Douglas Laing and Co knows their roots stem back to the purchase of the King of Scots blend and this dram is still available to buy today.

McGibbons Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
McGibbons Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

Another range of Blended Scotch whiskies from Douglas Laing is the McGibbons range which features a bit of a golf theme throughout.

Mystery Single Grain Cask Sample (Douglas Laing)
Mystery Single Grain Cask Sample (Douglas Laing)

This Mystery Single Grain from Douglas Laing is likely to end up in the Clan Denny rangeand i'm desperate to know when it will be available as I want a bottle now.

Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Years Old
Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Years Old

The Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Years Old is a limited edition, one of 5000 bottles, which features all of the regions in one dram, it also comes in a fabulous gift carton which can be moved around to create a mix up of all the Remarkable Regional Malts colourful characters.

Rock Oyster (Douglas Laing)
Rock Oyster (Douglas Laing)

Last year on our visit to Douglas Laing, Tom, Barry and I were informed that there would be a new member to the Douglas Laing range of

Rock Oyster 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Rock Oyster 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)

Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" and I was really looking forward to this.

Rock Oyster Cask Strength (Douglas Laing)
Rock Oyster Cask Strength (Douglas Laing)

The amazing drinks geniuses at Douglas Laing recently announced this Cask Strength version of Rock Oyster from their Remarkable Malts series so really excited to try this.

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing)
Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing)

Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" add in a big dash of Sherry and many will be running around in excitement.