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Big Peat 1992 - The Gold Edition

Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
186
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Series
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LB3 B 9376
Barcode
5014218804874
Added on
10 Nov 2017 11:59 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 217.95

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Gold Edition

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Proper, proper mature Islay whisky. If you are like me, and you'd rather drink something with more subtleties instead of overpowering peat, than this is a treat.
    • Nose
      Such a sweet, mature, barbecue-esque type smoke. Superbly balanced with lots of little complexities. Slightly mineral, with hints of smoked vanilla custard, and also fruitier notes like overripe banana and a whiff of pineapple. Finally some aniseed as well. I could nose this for a very long time.
    • Taste
      A nice salty arrival, followed by seaweed, cracked black pepper and hints of iodine. The barbecue smoke (accompanied by some lovely cured meat) is soft and subtle. A touch of oak. Again, the balance is perfect.
    • Finish
      Lingering smoke. Sweet. Finally some yellow fruits. Long.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A beautifully matured, expressive blended malt from the Isle of Islay. Compared to the juvenile, impetuous Big Peat without an age statement, this limited edition captivates with its great balance of sweetness, fruitiness and warming spiciness, paired with discreet smoke and peat. Very soft and elegant. Not the most complex dram on this planet, but a real pleasing one for cosy hours in front of the fireplace.

    I thank Douglas Laing for the sample! https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/blended-malt-whiskies/
    • Nose
      Smooth start on the nose with peat and smoke, charcoal and cold ash. Slightly minerally, nicely mixed with custard and burnt caramel. Sweet with smoked malted barley and a filigree but delicate fruitiness of yellow apples, white peaches and ripe bananas. It's not the big peat punch but very mild, smooth and mature. Very appealing!
    • Taste
      Bold, intense and sweet on the palate with caramel, barley sugar, ripe yellow apples and a touch of citrus in the back. Then warming with cracked black pepper, nutmeg and oak. Slightly peaty with hints of seaweed, iodine and sea salt. This is all wrapped in gentle cold smoke. Appears very mature and balanced - a great mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm, and slightly sweet with barley sugar and some yellow apples. Becomes slightly dry on the tail with a touch of oak, cloves and soft peat.

      With water: A little fresher on the nose when water is added. There's more yellow fruit coming through with lemons and peaches. Slightly more peppery and oaky with a tamed peaty smokiness. Prickling and sweet on the palate with citric fruits - lemons and oranges - while peat and smoke is fairly tamed. Smoked custard and slightly dry oak towards the finish. The finish is fairly dry with oak, cloves, sea salt and hints of peat.

  3. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Very mild peat smoke, rich, creamy nose, iodine (91-92p)
    TASTE: The arrival is rich, almost sweet, toffeed. On the mid palate lots of maltiness, sweet ashes, toffee, even some honey, citrus, liqorice, (91-92p)
    EXIT: Dry, some black pepper, citrus, mildly astringent (88p)
    OVERALL: A wonderfully balanced and complex old Islay vatting. TOTAL SCORE 91 (90) points.

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Perfect balance in this whole whiskey!

    The characteristic big Peat nose has made way for a very mature Islay whiskey.

    Subtly on the nose the scents of the sea with soft smoke.
    Only the sea scents with the citrus could indicate that this is a big peat.

    It mainly reminds me of a very good caol ila.
    • Nose
      Subtly smoky, charcoal, wet ash, citrus, coffee beans, rose petals, pineapple, plasters and fresh sea scents.
    • Taste
      Pepper, fatty butter, toast, lightly medicinal, vanilla, banana, smoke (subtly not overpowered), wood, ripe apples.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, little sour in the cheek pouches, smoke.

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke and peat, sea freshness, sweet fruits, lemon jam, leather furniture, ash, smoked meats, freshly sawn board, fresh bandage. 22
    • Taste
      Moderate, moderately dry. Black pepper, smoke and peat, ash, salt, fruit caramel, oak barrel motifs. 21
    • Finish
      Very long, smoothly fading, smoky-phenolic. 22
      Classic whiskey from Islay, smoky, not very complex, but tasty, rounded and well balanced. Balance 23.
      Total 88

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    N: Seashells, pine tar, wool, lemon and lime zest, crunchie bar, wet ash, leather, pepper
    T: lemon candy, wet ash, candy corn, oily - nice mouthfeel,
    F: Really long finish that just keeps going and going. Lemony, chalky, sponge toffee, smoke and ash forever, some lime zest, smoked brisket. Great finish. The best part for me.

    Really an exceptional blend. A solid component of this must be Caol Ila. Definitely ok with me as 25+ year Caol Ila is almost always great. There is a part of this that reminds me of older bourbon matured Ardbeg, and that is a great thing too. Either way it’s a bourbon dominated old peater and I love it. Great stuff.

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Evolves quite a bit throughout the bottle. The first part was the best, there was more light sweet soft peat in than the second half. First halve bottle it wasn't really noticeable which malts have been used. Now it's for sure a big share of Caol Ila. My opinion: Caol Ila with Bunna. 
    • Nose
      Iodine crystals hit the nose, citrus, seaweed, soft peatsmoke, 
    • Taste
      Stronger iodine than in the nose, citrusy, smoked ham, bacon, soft peatsmoke, full flavour. Balanced. 
    • Finish
      Long, soft peat smoke, short citrus, something very soft wooden element. 

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. peej84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      not obtrusive but clearly smoky, citrus fruits, hints of tar and ash, slightly fruity (yellow fruits) behind, creamy. A little later: aromatic, slightly smoky, fruity, lemons / oranges, spices, oak.
      + H2O:
      aromatic with smoke and yellow fruits, lemons / oranges, some oak and hints of mineral, spices, and trace tar. Appears creamy and appealing.
    • Taste
      91 91
      with onset, slightly tingling and burning, smoky-spicy, slightly oily and sweet. Aromas of tar and oak, spices. Now a sweet-tart scent and a hint of spicy notes with delicate tart oak notes, a little barrel and coffee.
      + H2O:
      aromatic smoky, sweet-spicy, oak and spices, citrus fruits. Now soft but very intense, black pepper, barrel and coffee, sweet-bitter, salty, delicious! Very aromatic.
    • Finish
      91 91
      with delicate bitter oak notes, a little bit dark chocolate, spicy oak, cherry stones, spices, fading away with a little smoke and ash.
      + H2O:
      persistent smokiness, sweet-tart, spices, citrus, oak, hint of dark chocolate. Soft and lingering for a long time.

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