Compass Box

The Peat Monster

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 44, Issue 60
Specifications
Brand: The Peat Monster, Compass Box
Expression:
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Compass Box
Awards
Recommended
Issue 60
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Enticing, lively and aerial. Light smoke mingled with summer flowers fragrances.
Palate: Velvety, gently spreading on the tongue. Creamy light toffee teased by a hint of smoke. A mouth-watering texture.
Finish: Balanced, smoke over dry grassiness.
Comment: A warm, clean and charming whisky. The Islay influence is there but gently flirting with a mainland fellow. An accomplished character.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Vegetal peatiness, but hardly a monstrous note.
Palate: Crisp, clean, peaty dryness. Develops some medicinal notes.
Finish: Bittersweet.
Comment: A monster? As compared to earlier creations from the same house, but don't expect mass hysteria on Park Avenue.
8.3
Taster   Marcin Miller
Nose: Vanilla, cream, smoke. Very intriguing. Draws you in.
Palate: Peat, smoke. Burning peat fires.
Finish: Long but relatively austere.
Comment: More dour than I was expecting but this whisky will have many devoted adherents. Another winner from Compass Box.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoky, bacon fat mingling with peach, cocoa powder. Aromatic and almost floral.
Palate: Very focused in the front of the mouth giving a really sweet start. Fragrant vetiver grassiness, then butterscotch. Good length. Oily.
Finish: Long, creamy.
Comment: As much about texture and balance as it is about smoke. Not as monstrous as I recall, but very good.
8.0
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