Big Peat 1992 - The Black Edition DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Series
Stated Age
27 years old
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
48.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LBB3D 3713
Added on
18 Dec 2019 7:22 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 203.99

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Whisky Reviews for Big Peat 1992 - The Black Edition DL

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice, pleasing, except for the intense smoke, some bacon and some fruit rather inconspicuous. Experimenting with water and standing time does not tickle out much either.
    I would have liked a lot more depth and variety for this mature age. Well put together, but unfortunately a little irrelevant. No whiskey that I remember. Too bad.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The Big Peat is convincing and does a lot of things right.
    I would not buy an entire bottle personally, but we had a few nice hours together;)
    • Nose
      89 89
      After 27 years, the smoke is noticeably oxidized and makes room for a beautiful fruitiness. Grapes, vineyard peaches, vanielle, creme brulee and a little menthol cool the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, chili catch, white pepper, charred wood, slightly dusty.
      Become sweeter with sweetened lime and star fruit.
      I like the start, otherwise it looks very sedate and calm.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish it becomes a little drier, the oak grows and stays in the mouth for a medium length.
      Notes of ash appear and leave a pleasant smokiness when exhaling.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very round, a little bit of everything, pleasant smoke, pleasant wood density, some fruit here, some salt there. Doesn't hurt anyone. Well composed, but also inconspicuous and interchangeable.

  4. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Greasy smoke, roasted wood, citrus, chocolate, dried apricot, ginger, vanilla, soft pepper. The smoky dominates (slightly inharmonious), creamy texture, piquant, good intensity, good body.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very civilized. Over 2.5 decades of maturation tames even the feisty Islay spirits, it seems. The balance between the fruit notes (a lot of citrus - orange, but bags of tropical fruit, apricot, apples and melon as well) and the smoke is nothing short of gorgeous. It’s rich and full but at the same time soft and delicate, as underneath the smoky fruit lie soft notes of pepper, spices, maritime/brine notes with soft dry wood and a very calm sweetness finishing things off.
    • Taste
      things come in with a sharp, peppery touch. It’s fairly dry, with ashy smoke leading the way. Where on the nose there was a smoky fruitiness, the two have switched positions, as now it’s more like a fruity smokiness. If that makes any sense. Again the soft salty notes are there, along with gentle hints of wood and dry, earthy flavours. With a dry, medium full texture on the body, it’s rather a different animal than what the nose suggested.
    • Finish
      long and dry on earthy peat that gets overtaken by a lingering salty/briny note.

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    The oldest Big Peat in this series of 3 at 27 years old.
    But surprisingly smoky with lots of smoked bacon, ham and a campfire.
    At the same time somewhat light and dark fruits, which I cannot exactly determine, however.
    That would speak for increased complexity, also the balanced roundness and softness.
    Very balanced with a clear oak barrel character and wood influence, but without becoming bitter or astringent.
    Due to the still high smokiness, I would suspect a significant proportion of Caol Ila.
    For me a very clear recommendation.
    I find it very complex and tasty.

  8. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good blended malt, superbly balanced and tasty. Light minerality, smokiness, fruitiness - all the best sides of Islay malts are here. However, it lacks the complexity and individuality. Not the whisky I will remember after a while, unfortunately.
    • Nose
      Softly smoky, creamy, somewhat mineral (earth and wet chalk), fruity (apricots, peaches), some vanilla pastry, a touch of menthol, barley notes, gentle woodiness in the background
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, peachy, slightly salty, orange zest, a good dose of ground peppers, blackberry jam, charred oak, smoked ham, drying woodiness at the end
    • Finish
      Rather long, tad leathery, fruity, smoky, getting dry quite soon with some nutty notes at the end

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

    This Blended Malt is the conclusion of the Big Peat Vintage Trilogy. This selection of mature Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies shows a rounded character at its best with a multi-layered aroma of honey, smoky grilled meat, soft peat and creamy fruit. The ideal companion for a BBQ on Port Ellen beach

    • Nose
      Immediately smoke rises to the nose, accompanied by sweet malted barley, vanilla as well as BBQ notes, smoked bacon and phenols. Behind this are fruity aromas of apricot and peach, followed by fresh sea air and leather. Nicely smooth and mature.
    • Taste
      Bold, initially fruity and sweet on the palate with apricot, honey, malt sugar and vanilla. This is followed by some smoked bacon accompanied by warming spices like pepper and aniseed. Above all, subtle smoke hovers with a touch of peat.
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with notes of ash, honey, some ginger spice, dry oak and mint leaves wrapped in fine smoke and some phenols.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, fresh sea air becomes noticeable on the nose, followed by vanilla, apricot and some citrus fruit. Smoke, peat and ash notes are somewhat pushed into the background. Clearly more tamed on the palate with creamy apricot fruit, vanilla and a hint of smoke. All in all a bit more lively and noticeable on the palate. The finish is a bit shorter, slightly warming with honey, malt sugar and some ash.

  10. bakerman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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