Douglas Laing presents Big Peat Feis Ile 2018

Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky business, reveals Big Peat "Feis Ile 2018" Limited Edition

The family firm behind the "Remarkable Regional Malts" has produced just 3,000 bottles of the new award-winning Islay Malt Scotch whisky, which is bottled at 48% abv and offered without colouring or chill-filtration, ensuring the end result captures the full expectation of Islay. Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 Limited Edition is available from May from specialist Scotch whisky retailers globally.

Last year, Big Peat’s Feis Ile commemorative bottling featured the faces of over 300 of his friends from all over the world and the innovation theme reaches new heights with this latest release. Included in each gift tube are a number of illustrated decals, inviting the purchaser to decorate and personalise their own individual pack in a fun factor that is believed to be a first for the industry. The decorative sticker designs include iconic Islay landmarks, whisky symbols and Big Peat himself.

"We regard Big Peat a feisty gentleman of great character and depth, and whilst his particularly peated Islay Malt is revered and merits the utmost respect, he (and we) don’t take ourselves too seriously", said Cara Laing, Director of Whisky and third generation in her family’s business. "This latest Limited Edition demonstrates Douglas Laing and Big Peat’s flair for innovation and fun as we encourage whisky drinkers around the world to enjoy a taste of Islay and its legendary Feis Ile while they let their creative juices flow as they design their own bottle of Big Peat", Cara Laing continued.

Official Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 Tasting Notes

Nose: Initially dried seaweed then comes barbecued meats and golden syrup.

Palate: Smoked barley with damp leather, chimney soot and a hint of lemon rind.

Finish: Long and moreish with a sea-salt tang plus streaky bacon and charred oak.

The Remarkable Regional Malts

Each bottle of these blended malts embodies the characteristic features of the Scottish region from which the single malt whiskies originate. They are filled with a considerable alcohol strength of about 46% abv, are neither coloured nor chill-filtered. The Remarkable Regional Malts brand encompasses The Epicurean from the Lowlands, Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), The Gauldrons (Campbeltown), Rock Oyster (Islands), and Big Peat from Islay.


Photo: Douglas Laing & Co.