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Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

Overall rating
89.36/100
votes
136
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

€ 194.28

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136 × member ratings

329 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 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. 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

  4. 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.

  5. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  9. 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.

  10. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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