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Big Peat 1992 - The Gold Edition

Overall rating
89.26/100
votes
166
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
Barcode
5014218804874
Added on
10 Nov 2017 11:59 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 216,62

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Gold Edition

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.26 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  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. Tinustietelaar scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Really nice peat Oil. En little bit buttery in the mouth. Really long finish as wel.

  7. AlexBonoGreen scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This time Douglas Laing issued a truly successful release. Very well balanced blend molt!
    • Nose
      90 90
      candied lemons, lime, grinded wood and smokehouse from Ardbeg, then tincture of berries (lingonberry, viburnum), ash and some medical shades from Caol Ila, field herbs and flowers, but iodine from Bowmore, some sea salt. Tasty and smooth. The balance of tones and the delicacy of powerful peat - feel the age!
      The second wave. This is an enchanting sweet-citrus salty iodine nectar, in which rubber gloves float, smoked fish, ashes and coals, tablets and plaster, dried pears, wild berries, some resin and lacquered oak parquet. Wow The fragrance is whole, versatile, bright, fresh and delicate.
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet, smoothly turning into a smoky-dry, delicate power, a lot of coal and smoke, but there are fruits, lemon and pear, hay, flowers.
      Delicious. Aesthetic rape of receptors :)
    • Finish
      89 89
      Slightly simpler, but long, smoky, again added medicine, rubber, wild berries and velvet tannins, they do not creep forward, behind them are perfectly heard the basis and nuances.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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