Compass Box The Peat Monster

Compass Box The Peat Monster

(0.75l, 46%)


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$62.99
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Nice kind of monster. 

In 2000 John Glaser started the Compass Box Whisky Company, a firm dedicated to blending boutique Scotch Whiskies. Their commitment is to make Scotch Whisky more approachable and relevant to more people. 

The Peat Monster combines smoky malt Whiskies from Islay with medium-peated Highland Whiskies. It is a secret which Whiskies the Peated Monster is a blend of though - we can only guess, and guess you shall - with your taste buds. The Peat Monster is matured in first refill casks from the Caol Ila and Ardmore distilleries. Peat Monster's PPM Value (Phenol Parts per Million) is approximately 30, which isn’t such a monstrosity as the name might suggest. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box

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smoky
peaty
phenols
oily
hay
banana
sweet
vegetal
toasted
What does Compass Box The Peat Monster taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale straw. 

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Medium vegetal peatiness, slight bacon aroma with dry hay and a hint of banana and cardamom. Added water brings out the fruitier elements.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Loads of peat smoke, heat and toasted sesame oil. A slight fruity malt character underneath the smoke.

Finish
Long bittersweet finish, ash and liquid smoke feel as your mouth dries - whilst retaining pears and some iodine.

Comment 
Add a dash of water. Excellent with blue cheese. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Andrew
Andrew,
A good smoky base but a bit too much of the higher abv shoots through and blows up the whole affair. It is good, but other peated scotches are better.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding; intense, Blended Malt Scotch Whisky with a bold birth; while a fruity life leads to a long & bittersweet death with notes of dry smoke, pear & iodine.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Not sure why they call it a "peat monster", its pretty light on the peat compared to Laphroig or Ardbeg. but I think this is a really smooth good scotch with nice peat tones.
 
Justin
Justin,
Ironic given the name, but the peat notes for this bottle are rather weak compared to other well-known Islays on the market. I assume you're coming to this scotch looking for peat, so I suggest you continue your search.
 
John
John,
Our really, really go. when we make our Scotch Old Fashions!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
For something called the Peat Monster, it was surprisingly understated. That doesn’t make it a bad Scotch - it had a nice mellow flavor - I was just expecting a bit more peat.
 
Joe
Joe,
No nose, but a very smooth, smokey and peaty palate. Very easy drinking.
 
Dan
Dan,
Nice and peaty on the pallet. Weird thing, there’s no nose at all. You don’t smell anything until it punches your mouth. Smelling should be part of the experience.
 
Ray
Ray,
Smoky and peaty all the way through, little sweetness. A good drink.
 
Alex
Alex,
Not blown away like I was by this whisky’s sister creation, the Compass Box, but it’s not bad. The peaty flavor and smokiness is all three, yet the whisky goes down quite smoothly. That being said, it’s a bit sweet, and more so than I’d expected. Give it a try though, you never know...
 
Sophian
Sophian,
As a peathead, this is my go-to for peats/smokes. Ridiculously good value with moderate sweet peat that is easily drinkable neat. On occasion I would add an ice cube, but not more than 1 piece. Can't recommend this enough!
 
guest
guest,
I love anything peaty. This one hits you in the face and keeps on punching for a bit. Very good, but a little sweet for me. Also tried this after two beers and three pieces of pizza, so take it with a grain of salt
 
Michael
Michael,
So so so good...you gotta work up to it though
 
John
John,
Makes the BEST Old Fshions in history!
 
Adam
Adam,
Don’t like peat
 
Derek
Derek,
Huge amounts of peat and smoke. The name is not just a gimmick. Not sure if itnis worth the price, but definitely a nice addition to the collection.
 
Blake
Blake,
Delicious! So much smoke. Exciting to drink! One of my favorites.
 
Aniss
Aniss,
Big campfire smell, clear light straw color which is surprising given the big aroma. Salty taste with a lingering sweet smoke. Good stuff!
 
Justin
Justin,
The name says it all
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I did not particularly care for this blend and I do enjoy a peaty whisky
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Surprisingly sweet, so much so that it was off-putting at first. As I got used to it, I loved it. Laphroaig is perfectly complimented with Ardmore's funk. Nice salinity, delicious wood subtly as always from Compass Box. Perhaps the most sophisticated peated whiskey I have ever had.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Peaty peatness with a smooth aroma and finish.
 
guest
guest,
Love it if you can find it
 
Sara
Sara,
love it, its what ive been looking for since i came back from Scotland
 
Lisa
Lisa,
So ooooooo Smokey. Just delicious
 
Josh
Josh,
On par with Laphroaig but lower alcohol concentration lets the flavors ring.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Very peaty, but a bit one dimensional as compared to hedonism. After hedonism I expected a bit more but it was just smoke, peat, leather and tar, not really the ethereal complexity of the hedonism bottling
 
guest
guest,
Nice and peaty. But not too much.
 
Dave
Dave,
Tried this every way and just don't like it. Will store the bottle and try it again in the future.
 
Eric
Eric,
Everything I'm looking for.. smoky and smooth
 
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