Douglas Laing & Co have launched Big Peat Christmas 2021. Big Peat is their Islay Malt Scotch Whisky label. And, this is the annual special release they do for Christmas each year.
It's bottled at natural cask strength of 52.8% , without colouring or chill-filtration. This year’s release is said to be “packed with earthy, leathery, ashy charm, balanced by a warming sweetness”. The Christmas whisky is packaged in an icy-blue gift tube with gloss-varnished snowflakes. The gift tube has illustrations of the iconic bearded fisherman riding a sleigh on Islay.
The Limited Edition launch rounds off a big year for the cult Islay Malt. Big Peat won a Gold Award at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards and the Master Medal at the Spirits Business Awards. These awards, the family say, are “testament to the quality offered by our carefully-crafted, high strength Blended Malt”.
Fred Laing is Chairman of his family’s firm. He said: “Our family is grateful to know our Big Peat Christmas whisky has become an annual ritual for other Islay Whisky-loving families. It is heartwarming to receive messages from customers for whom opening Big Peat Christmas marks the start of the festivities. At the helm of our family sits Big Peat himself – and so, from our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas indeed.”