Duncan Taylor The Big Smoke 60, 60%

Price: $85.00 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Does it do exactly what it says on the tin? You betcha! This is big, and it's smoky, and if you're a fan of Islay malts, then it's right up your street. There's more to it than just smoke, though. There's stewed apple on the nose as well as steam engine oil, and on the palate there's gooseberry, spearmint, and apple pip. But as you'd expect, the peat lingers.