Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co is an independent bottler of Scotch based in Glasgow. Big Peat is part of its Remarkable Regional Malts, a range of blended malts aimed at showcasing the remarkable qualities of each Scotch region's malt whiskies. Big Peat focuses on the Islay region, and this particular expression is a limited edition released for the Feis Ile 2019 festival. Bottled at a slightly higher 48% ABV, it is a blend of Islay malts, and only 3000 bottles were made. A big seaside nose, while on the palate, smoke, tar, bonfire embers and salty cured meat. A long finish with oak and touch of lemon cake. Great neat.