Compass Box The Peat Monster
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • butter
  • phenols
  • salty
  • sweet
  • oily
  • hay

Compass Box

The Peat Monster (0.75l, 46%)
Price $66.99

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Character Goatson

The nice kind of monster.

The year was 2000 when John Glaser started the Compass Box Whisky Company in his kitchen, actually. An American in the UK, he used to work for a large distiller before he thought, why not do Scotch Whisky differently and bring back the old model of the Scotch Whisky blending house. So, he committed himself to blending boutique Scotch Whiskies. But how did they go from kitchen to Blending Room in London with more than a dozen of employees, you ask? Not by compromising any quality, that's for sure. Sourcing only the best oak from the Vosges in France and the woods of Missouri, making your own custom casks and seeking only the best casks from the very best distilleries oughta do it. Oh, and unlike mass produced Whiskies, they are careful not to overdo it on the number of components in their blends.

Their Peat Monster has been around for a while, but this wild beast got a makeover in 2019. The new recipe includes older and more elegant Islay malts (Hey, monsters can age gracefully, too!).This means you'll be delighted to discover coastal flavors and some of that smokiness will be combined with driftwood fire and more medicinal peat notes. But wait, there's also orchard fruits and rich cask-derived creaminess to balance all that smoke. This Blended Malt is matured in first refill casks from the Caol Ila and Laphroaig distilleries and custom French oak. Bottled at 92 proof and it's not chill filtered, it's not such a monstrosity after all. In fact, we wouldn't mind running into this monster late at night. 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Pale straw

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Salted butter and smoky. Coastal aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light. Multilayered smokiness and medicinal peat notes. Balanced by a creamy character and the sweetness of orchard fruits.

Finish
Sweet and creamy. 

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  • smoky
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • butter
  • phenols
  • salty
  • sweet
  • oily
  • hay
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Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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