Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Series
Stated Age
26 years old
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L BB3 C 1418
Added on
12 Dec 2018 1:36 pm by ctu

Average value

€ 193.47

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition DL

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 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. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A couple of drams and a sample from toriksen.
    Extremely well blended.
    Don't expect the youthful sprite of the small batch NAS, don't expect the fiery fierceness of the Xmas editions CS.
    It is a cask strength, but I really didn't notice.
    I think Peat has aged gracefully.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Usually peat mellows and diminishes quite drastically beyond 10 years.
      But there's still peat, Islay peat, in this one.
      Upfront it's less zesty and citric than the younger ones, but some lime emerges over time.
      It's maritime, slightly sour.
      Nice juicy fruit notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Arrives firm and bold and rises from there.
      Black pepper, yet with sweetness.
      Peat is not as prominent as on the nose, more on just smoke and ash.
      Dark coffee and burnt BBQ sauce.
      Powerful yet perfectly fine without water.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, lightly drying.
      A slightly bitter edge that takes it down a couple of points for me.
      The very end is sweet with waves of light peat.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A more aromatic nose than the Gold Edition. In the taste they're quite comparable.
    • Nose
      Peat of course, but there's much more to it. Lemongrass, ginger, lavender and tangerine. Later some honey, which gets stronger when adding water.
    • Taste
      Peat, gingerbread, lemongrass, spice, lavender and honey.
    • Finish
      Very dark chocolate, peat smoke, gingerbread and apple.

  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. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    I think most of the Pig Peat stuff i have tried have been from Peatbogger and there has been some real beauts.
    This was also nice but nothing special. I certainly wouldn't pay the asking price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yes age has definitely calmed the storm.
      I would say that this is a gentle and refined fellow.
      And like a true gentleman it makes way for those light fruity notes like mellon and citrus.
      There is also a nostalgic rubber note of the mat on a record turn table. Gorgeous.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Considering it's age it's still a peat monster and more ashy and woody.
      Very palatable at cask strength.
      Again you can taste more of the fruit notes with just noticeable spice.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A long finish and that ash on the taste now sticks to the back of your throat.
      See how long you can go for before you need water.

  8. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful smoker! Very ashy on the palate!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

    • 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.


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