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Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

Overall rating
89.41/100
votes
129
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Series
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L BB3 C 1418
Barcode
5014218807059
Added on
12 Dec 2018 1:36 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 192.74

52 × in wishlist

129 × member ratings

300 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.41 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Supremely enjoyable, and superbly balanced, mature Islay whisky.
    • Nose
      Very coastal and barbeque-esque. Smouldering embers, hemp ropes, seaweed and salty cured meats. There's also hints of raisins and figs, backed up by whiffs of linoleum and porridge.
    • Taste
      Much more peaty than the nose suggests, although it has much more to offer, luckily. A tad earthy, with hints of burnt toast and licorice, as well as resin and nutmeg. There's a whisper of candlewax and milk chocolate as well.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, with a hint of marmalade. Long.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The great nose he can not confirm on the tongue and the finish unfortunately. On the palate, he balks for quite a long time, until he reveals all his flavors. Nothing for the impatient, you might think. But a longer finish could have been desired with a 26yo, so that he could not exhaust his obvious potential (see nose).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wow, what a nose: Mild smoke, salt, curry, fruity-spicy barbecue sauce (Currywurst? No, not quite, that's missing the "meaty"). Dried fish, kelp, boiled sea salt. The sweetness of canned pears goes through. Dried apricots, smoked lime slices. The initially mild smoke increases with time. Milk chocolate with red pepper. A few mild herbs.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the tongue with pepper, licorice, peat smoke and brown sugar. Then: nothing else for a while longer. The tongue feels peppery, licorice snails bring sweet spice with them - but Arsenal Explosion looks different.
      Later espresso beans, toffee, elderly wood, leather and tobacco. But the boy really took his time with it.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, slightly dry, smoky, spicy.

  3. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. mikespike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    OK, let's get started on this older (and priced much more demanding, issue about 150 mosquitoes) Malt.
    Islay Style, in the sense of Big Peat - all OK, not bad, Bourbon barrel ripening, at least for the most part.
    For me magic is missing, and the question is not necessary, why not grab a bottle for 50 euros from this genre.
    I'm sorry, for me the dramtic added value of this long storage is not recognizable. Not to compare with single malts from Caol Ila, or Ardbeg that allowed to mature so long.
    Conclusion for me: pretty blended malt, but brutally unfavorable price-performance ratio.

  5. mikespike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    OK, let's get started on this older (and priced much more demanding, issue about 150 mosquitoes) Malt.
    Islay Style, in the sense of Big Peat - all OK, not bad, Bourbon barrel ripening, at least for the most part.
    For me magic is missing, and the question is not necessary, why not grab a bottle for 50 euros from this genre.
    I'm sorry, for me the dramtic added value of this long storage is not recognizable. Not to compare with single malts from Caol Ila, or Ardbeg that allowed to mature so long.
    Conclusion for me: pretty blended malt, but brutally unfavorable price-performance ratio.

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a well-composed Islay-Blended Malt, which clearly shows the age-relatedness of his age - but still has some fire, especially on the palate. No high flyer, no miracle of complexity, but what he has is good.
    Classic Aromatik, should contain some old Caol Ila.

    If you give it a few drops of water, it will open up a bit, it will be a bit rounder and even more fruity overall.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Maritime, mineral, peaty and a fine fresh fruitiness (peach, mirabelle, lemon). Well integrated subtle cigar smoke.
      Polished and elegant, anything but a brute Islay.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts slightly sweet and then becomes firmer, more powerful, masculine and dry. Has fire. Peaty, maritime, peppery, tar.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peach, tar, maritime notes, balanced, dry. Dry smoke. Medium.

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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

    A beautifully matured, expressive malt whisky from the Isle of Islay with a wonderful mix of creamy sweetness, fruity notes and fairly warming spices. In contrast to the Big Peat standard bottling, the maturity and balance of the aromas are clearly noticeable. Those many years of ageing in oak casks have tamed the impetuous smoky and peaty notes of Big Peat and brought an elegant sweetness, fruitiness and warming spiciness perfectly to the fore. Ideal for relaxing hours in front of the fireplace.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/12/12/big-peat-26yo-1992-2018-platinum-edition/
    • Nose
      Sweet on the nose with burnt caramel and barley sugar, followed by a filigree fruitiness of apricots and peaches. Slightly minerally with subtle smoke and a touch of peat, mixed with cold ash. Oak spice comes through along with pepper, allspice and a whiff of cloves in the back. Not the big peat punch but smooth and mature.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate. Very warming mix of cracked black pepper, cloves and oak spice, followed by a delicate sweetness of barley sugar, caramel and peaches. Then smoke arrives lingering with subtle peat and a hint of seaweed towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, nicely warming and creamy with barley sugar and anise. Becomes drier on the tail with oak, soft peat, subtle smoke and a hint of green walnut.

      With water: Dry and spicy on the nose when a few drops of water are added. There's more ash, bitumen and medicinal flavours coming through with a touch of barley sweetness in the back. Significantly mild, smooth and creamy on the palate wth only a whiff of black pepper, cold smoke and a touch of peat. A filigree barley sweetness lingers with caramel towards the finish. The finish is shorter with dry notes of oak, ash and anise in the back.

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite a lot of smoke in the nose for 26 years. Also a surprising freshness. I wouldn't have expected that at that age. The fruits are rather citrus fruits and some yellow fruits. In addition herbs and spices together with the smoke, which is more like campfire smoke.
    In the mouth now set and relatively sweet. But then also a good seasoning / sharpness that increases. The smoke is not that strong yet and is getting stronger over time. Then something sweet comes up again before it gets a little drier.
    Certainly not a bad whiskey. I imagined it a little differently. Somehow it has too little depth for old age. I would have guessed that blindly younger.

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