Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition DL

Overall rating
88.79/100
votes
204
Whiskybase ID
WB122582
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

€ 207.77

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204 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Platinum Edition DL

44 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.79 points.

  1. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. SimondeVette scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This has a nice layer of smoke with some tones like vanilla and fruit smoothing it all down. Really nice
    • Nose
      Smoke, lime, brine, lilies, peach, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoked meat, vanilla, pepper, lemon, salty
    • Finish
      Peat, lemon, pretty oily, vanilla, pepper

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. PortYouri99 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  5. PortYouri99 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      peat, citrus, flowers, some ash, honey, figs, smokes meats, smoky bacon, bit industrial too
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, earth, peat, ash, lemon peel, oranges, ash, coffee, ginger, strawberries, light saltly
    • Finish
      88 88
      lemon peel, ash, herbal, oily, earthy, peat smoke, dark chocolate, anise, briny water, bit drying in the end

  7. hzs275 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    12/09/2021:
    The aroma is smooth, balanced, balanced, although a little boring. Minimalist in taste and aftertaste, however, the ingredients are elegantly fitted. Excellent drinkability.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet smoke, sour peat, lemon in the ashes, vanilla oak, pepper, cold barbecue, cold smoked fish, notes of dates, candied pumpkin, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lemon with sugar in the ashes, with a mini explosion of smoke, juicy, smoked, dried fruit (candied fruit).
    • Finish
      89 89
      Lemon, smoke, oily, long, sweet ash, smoked, candied fruit, tar.

  9. malthead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  10. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2022-01-29
    • Nose
      86 86
      smooth smoke, quite strong for 26 years, citrus, some sweet and greasy campfire smoke, baked apple with vanilla sauce, herbs
    • Taste
      88 88
      neat dry smoke, citrus notes, fresh and slightly sweet, herbal
    • Finish
      86 86
      remains pleasantly medium long, light vanilla and citrus

  11. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Big Peat is the wild fellow in the Remarkable Regional Malts by Douglas Laing, who represents the Islay region and thus the wild smoky side of Scotch malt whiskey. Blended from various whiskeys from the island, the standard bottling advertises shares of Port Ellen. Really? Probably the proverbial teaspoon, that's enough ...

    Here comes the ripe Big Peat, 26 years old, undyed and not chillfiltered and nobody brags about Port Ellen. No information about the distilleries, no information about the barrels - age matters and the color is light gold.
    • Nose
      The whiskey is not wild and rough on the nose, here comes a rich sweetness and an ashy, warm smoke. This is not the Islay South Coast smoke, this is more Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain. There are fruits, herbs and medicine. Not the medicine of rotty bandages, but the medicine of sweet cough syrups. Caramelized vanilla sugar, crème brûlée with boiled down Renekloden in the harbor restaurant. These are promising aromas that definitely indicate the mature age of the whiskey.
    • Taste
      Mmh, the whiskey does not reveal itself to me, releases only a few aromas on the tongue. Clear smoke is there, behind it diffuse fruit. But what about age, shouldn't there be wood there too? Smoke and mint, a little menthol, a cough drop that has lost the fruit. With a little water it becomes milder, the smoke becomes a little warmer, it also has a maritime note, creamy vanilla is added. But overall, the aromas remain flat in taste and do not meet the expectations from the smell.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by smoke and a maritime undertone, but like the taste, it falls short of my expectations.

      The 26 year old Big Peat leaves me perplexed and disappointed. Can I just not discover the intricacies of this whiskey or have meaningless barrels been tipped together here to get an age on the label? Big Peat is rated highly in base - is that just respect for age? I mean, the whiskey will cost more than € 180 in regular retail at the end of 2021. I can buy a number of 10-year-old Port Askaigs that I have more fun with. Or just a few Ardbeg Uigeadails that can do so much more. If I had bought more than one sample of this, I would not be perplexed and disappointed, but angry! Age matters, but not enough here to define a great whiskey that is worth the price called out and meets expectations. At least my expectations ...

  13. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Big Peat is the wild fellow in the Remarkable Regional Malts by Douglas Laing, who represents the Islay region and thus the wild smoky side of Scotch malt whiskey. Blended from various whiskeys from the island, the standard bottling advertises shares of Port Ellen. Really? Probably the proverbial teaspoon, that's enough ...

    Here comes the ripe Big Peat, 26 years old, undyed and not chillfiltered and nobody brags about Port Ellen. No information about the distilleries, no information about the barrels - age matters and the color is light gold.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The whiskey is not wild and rough on the nose, here comes a rich sweetness and an ashy, warm smoke. This is not the Islay South Coast smoke, this is more Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain. There are fruits, herbs and medicine. Not the medicine of rotty bandages, but the medicine of sweet cough syrups. Caramelized vanilla sugar, crème brûlée with boiled down Renekloden in the harbor restaurant. These are promising aromas that definitely indicate the mature age of the whiskey.
    • Taste
      Mmh, the whiskey does not reveal itself to me, releases only a few aromas on the tongue. Clear smoke is there, behind it diffuse fruit. But what about age, shouldn't there be wood there too? Smoke and mint, a little menthol, a cough drop that has lost the fruit. With a little water it becomes milder, the smoke becomes a little warmer, it also has a maritime note, creamy vanilla is added. But overall, the aromas remain flat in taste and do not meet the expectations from the smell.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by smoke and a maritime undertone, but like the taste, it falls short of my expectations.

      The 26 year old Big Peat leaves me perplexed and disappointed. Can I just not discover the intricacies of this whiskey or have meaningless barrels been tipped together here to get an age on the label? Big Peat is rated highly in base - is that just respect for age? I mean, the whiskey will cost more than € 180 in regular retail at the end of 2021. I can buy a number of 10-year-old Port Askaigs that I have more fun with. Or just a few Ardbeg Uigeadails that can do so much more. If I had bought more than one sample of this, I would not be perplexed and disappointed, but angry! Age matters, but not enough here to define a great whiskey that is worth the price called out and lives up to expectations. At least my expectations ...

  14. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The old Big Peat is a really balanced and rock solid Islay malt. A real blast on the tongue, otherwise I only like it 'good' today. Consistently good quality, as always in the BP range before, but it doesn't really knock me off my feet - at least today. I will definitely deal with that more often!
    • Nose
      87 87
      It's amazing what there is still in terms of steam and, above all, peat behind it after 26 years! Immediately maritime notes hit the book, herbs with soft, warm and slightly sweet and greasy campfire smoke follow. Accompanied by a light citrus or vanilla touch. Reminds of Cool Ina (not as dignified and complex as the 25yo OA) and peated bottlings from Bunnahabhain. Over time, the smoke subsides, the vanilla clearly increases in volume and creaminess. Almost fades into milk chocolate. Lemon then spread out in the form of candy and lemon curd. Takes some time, but then it's fun to see how he changes his character a bit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here again a lot of smoke comes through. And wonderful sweet fresh citrus fruits. The smoke disappears surprisingly quickly and then makes room for very tasty light fruit and mostly citrus notes. Almost like a dessert, consisting of lemon drops and a delicately sweet herb twist. A little darker milk chocolate also plays a role. I find the freshness very impressive and I really enjoy it! Feels almost like a real fresh sea breeze.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Goes over seamlessly, the smoke is recognizable again, dry herbs and maritime notes follow. The vanilla flashes through again and makes for a nice creaminess. Lays slightly tart with dry lemon peel on the tongue and then fades away very slowly. Looks increasingly drier and tart.

  17. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  18. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful chimney. Age above 20, but that 26 is hard to agree. 22-22.5-22.5-22

  19. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A subtle easy drinking Big Peat. Rounded edges, soft peat, vanilla sweetness, a touch of oak and light pepper.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Subtle, smoked fish, light peat, brine, vanilla cake
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, white pepper, sweet malt, vanilla wafer, peat arrives mid palate and medium in comparison to the nose, adds a nice warmth
    • Finish
      89 89
      Briney, peat is now smokier, oak when you swallow, still sweet with a light pepper sprinkle for spice.

  20. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  24. 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.

  25. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  26. 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.

  27. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  28. 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.

  29. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Harvey scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose here is quite nice, smoky vanilla, but too clean for a smoky whisky in my books, still o.k.
    But the taste is really weird, greasy with some kind a paint solvent and ,i'm glad , short aftertaste with alcohol burn. Nose O.K, but thats it.

    Looking at these other notes, i don't no whats wrong with me☺

    Btw, this was tasted blind. I never would have guessed the age!

  31. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Big Peat as it has to be... charcoal, spicy...though also commited to NJoy others who are not all in to heavily peated drams...
      This is one of the more sophisticated and makes friends from the other side of the street....hurray!!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Charcoal, smoke, herbs, mossy, wet wood...good taste
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long soft spicy, smokeyness...
      Although i'm not a great fan of "standard" Big Peats...this one convinces me to taste more

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. CaskHead scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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! ;-)

  35. 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.

  36. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Martin1965 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very pleasant smoke, caramel, vanilla, bright fruits,
      Maritime
    • Taste
      Vanilla, super integrated smoke, caramel, earthy, maritime
    • Finish
      Long

      Unbelievably complex - simply top

  41. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  42. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Water: No, he does not need it

    Conclusion: spicy-fruity curry sauce on the beach, so I would describe it with a sentence. Great nose, also in taste a lot happens, but the finish is way too short. Overall, there is still a lot missing in such an old Islay Malt, but it remains a very great and pleasant drinking whiskey
    • Nose
      90 90
      mild but strong smoke, very maritime, salty, tar, but also a lot of BBQ sauce and some curry powder, behind the smoke shows the fruity side with canned fruits like mirabelle, lemon and pear, with some time comes a light, floral Component with this (Bowmore?), A few bananas, vanillie and coconut also keeps coming through
    • Taste
      87 87
      starts mild with beautiful honey sweetness, then a peat smoke rinses wave over the tongue, some spices and fruits follow, barely oak note
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium, with fiery peat fire, a few beach pebbles and light fruit flavors

  43. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. 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.

  45. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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