Compass Box Peat Monster Reserve
150cl / 48.9%
- Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Compass Box Peat Monster Reserve Reviews
Tasting Notes by John Hansell, Malt Advocate
Compass Box Whiskies celebrates the 5th Anniversary of The Peat Monster by thinking big: bigger intensity and put in a bigger bottle. This bold whisky is packed with Islay and coastal character, showing tarry rope, brine, and a hint of seaweed, along with teasing smoked olive, anise and mustard seed. There is some civility to the whisky: sweeter notes of vanilla wafer, baked apple, ripe peach and cream attempt to soften the blow. Smoke and tar on the finish. Nicely done.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 92
Producer's Tasting Notes
Intense aromas of peet-reek, smoke, seaside character and burnt ropes, with a subtle apple-fruitiness in the background.
The palate is full, round and tremendously complex. Water brings out a spice-laden, sweet vanilla character, as well. The finish lasts for many minutes.