Thursday, September 17, 2020


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the launch of its 10th Big Peat Christmas bottling.

Big Peat Christmas 2020 (53.1% ABV) is a cask strength Islay blended malt Scotch whisky, bottled un-chill filtered and at natural colour.

Big Peat Christmas 2020

The Glasgow-based family business, first released its Big Peat Christmas bottling in 2011. Since then, the iconic Ileach fisherman has enjoyed exponential growth the world over, with a number of market-exclusive bottlings, aged limited releases, innovative cask finishes.

This 10th annual festive bottling, depicts Big Peat sporting a Santa Claus hat reflected in a bauble nestled deep within the Christmas tree.

Commenting on the news, Fred Laing, Chairman of Douglas Laing & Co, said: “Established, indeed “born”, in 2009, my boy Big Peat is a unique marriage of 100% Single Malts from our preferred Islay distilleries. Accordingly, “he” has many loyal fans of the phenol around the world. In the cask strength Christmas Limited Edition we certainly get to see his more robust and intense side. This year, using our regularly selected Single Cask Single Malts but always in different percentages, expect an amplification of peat-smoke, dried seaweed and coal dust with an underlying sweetness to his feisty spirit. Big Peat’s Christmas bottling has become synonymous with the festive season and I always look forward to enjoying a dram with him over the holidays.”

Big Peat Christmas 2020, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £52.99.

Posted by Steve Rush