THE PEAT MONSTER ~ SCOTLAND
89/100 - The Distiller Score
Compass Box Peat Monster is a blended malt whisky using various single malt whiskies from different areas of Scotland. A typical blend will include single malts aged in refill hogsheads as follows: 40% "malt whisky from Laphroaig", 20% "malt whisky from Ledaig", 13% "malt whisky from Caol Ila", and 26% "malt whisky from Ardmore." The final 1% is a blend of Highland malts from Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich which finished for two years in Compass Box's new French oak toasted hybrid barrels. Note: Beginning in 2019, all batches of Compass Box Peat Monster will feature a new Painting Label as well as a new recipe. Older batches will be referred to as Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label).
Nose - Smoke, honey, fruit, butter, malt, cinnamon oil, plastic and vanilla with a bit of saline.
Palate - Honey, fruit, smoke, butter, graham, cinnamon oil, plastic, vanilla and a bit of cakey sweetness.
Finish - Long. Smoke, honey, butter, cinnamon and fruit.