Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Series
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2018 1:36 pm by ctu

Average value

€ 192.88

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98 × member ratings

236 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.76 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. 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.

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87 is good, but would not give 25 years.
    Nose: pleasant, bourbon with a slight haze, citrus, slightly sour.
    Taste: sweet smoke, salt, iodine, black pepper
    The finish is long enough, with acidity, a drop of acetone

  7. CaskHead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one has (hands down!) one of the best noses I ever encountered (on an older Islay malt). But it can not deliver what the nose suggests (it's a shame). Quite a short to mid range finish.
    Notes: just see @Archers review! ;-)

  8. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    A great whiskey that shows how blended malts can be if you give them some time. Unfortunately I miss the taste and finish something the complexity to give 90+ points. I found the Gold Edition more convincing on this point.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The aroma after I've poured the whiskey, spreads throughout the room: A wonderful sweet camp fire smoke meets smoked trout, brine, a trace of oil, leather sofas, pencil abrasion and some oranges.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is a bit dry and the campfire smoke turns to ash. It feels as if you are standing on a beach with a stiff breeze and the spray around you grows wild. Liquorice, sweet barbecue sauce and peppermint are behind all the maritime impressions.
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the finish, the already present maritime note becomes clear again and the saltiness of smoked fish and mussels remains. Overall, the finish for the age and the alcohol level is not too long.

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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