A limited edition Big Peat 25 Years Old comprising some of Islay’s most sought-after malts will go into specialist whisky retailers this December.

This is the first age statement whisky ever released under the Big Peat brand and it represents the first in a trilogy of old and rare limited editions.

Producer Douglas Laing said the trilogy series “will bring to life the journey of the spirit with each year that passes”.

Director Cara Laing said: “With this specialist series in mind, we’ve been sampling certain casks over the years and feel now that Big Peat’s aged vatting is ripe for release.

“Our very special marriage of Islay Single Malts is bursting with rich, deep, phenolic and typically Islay flavours, clearly showing Big Peat’s signature sweet smokiness at its heart. It will be fascinating to see how the spirit develops as the trilogy progresses.” 

The 25 Years Old is also known as The Gold Edition and features single malts distilled at Ardbeg, Bowmore and Port Ellen, among others.

It is bottled at cask strength 52.1% abv without colouring or chill filtration, and just only 3,000 bottles have been created.