Douglas Laing has unveiled its new festive edition – Big Peat Christmas, which blends malts from all of Islay’s active distilleries.
Bottled at a cask strength of 54.6%, the new whisky is without colouring or chill-filtration, in line with the Douglas Laing family philosophy to bottle “as natural as it gets”.
While Big Peat is traditionally a marriage of Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen, the Christmas exclusive contains malts from all nine active distilleries on Islay.
A nod to its unique blend can be found on the bottle’s packaging – with nine stockings representing each distillery hanging behind Big Peat himself, dressed as Santa.
Marketing Manager, Jenny Rogerson, said, “Big Peat’s annual Christmas release has become a hotly anticipated bottling by friends of our peaty Ileach fisherman across the globe.
“We’re more excited than ever to reveal this year’s limited edition, an undisputedly innovative product in terms of both spirit and packaging.”
Just 2,500 cases of Big Peat Christmas 2016 will be available globally via specialist whisky retailers from September 2016.