Compass Box The Peat Monster

70cl / 46%
  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Compass Box
Compass Box The Peat Monster
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A top-quality vatting of the peated Speysider Ardmore with some choice Islay malt, Peat Monster is never less than excellent. Pitch-perfect balance and delicious chewy complexity.
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Compass Box The Peat Monster Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    Cigarette smoking through a meal of scrambled eggs, scallops, and strawberry cheescake. Pears, a bag of marijuana, cinnamon.

    Sea salt, kelp, lemon cheesecake, a cloud of peat, peaches or nectarines, firesmoke.


    Amazing balance from start to finish. Peat and iodine to fruit baskets then burning leaves or wood outdoors. Distinct compartments of flavour that harmonise masterfully, if all a bit too consonant, major thirds and fifths. Monstrous? Cookie monster, maybe.

    [These tasting notes are reproduced from]

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    19 September 2015

    It''s not easy task to combine peaty Ardmore with Islay malts and get this kind of results. It''s very hard actually, they are different animals all together. Young, still very balanced, full of peat smoke goodness, just right amount of sweetness and oiliness. This malt evolves after decanting and adding small amount of water. That''s always a good sign. Absolutely superb stuff.

  • 5
    11 February 2015

    Heavy peat smell that is raw and full of presence. Iodine and heavy salinity but rather light and subtle was consumed which is the opposite of what you are smelling. You expect a loud and embracing impact to hit you hard and then realize its sweet lemonade on a summer day. You don''t even need water to bring out its sweetness since there is no smoke. Had to thank the bartender.

  • 30 September 2012

    Hmmm! Baby Laphroaig...well John Glaser, PM's creator, says they are now using Laphroaig in the mix rather than Caol ila..."unless I'm very much mistaken" as Murray Walker would Say... Cetainly better Than the previous I tried 2-3 years ago...and that was great whisky by any standard...

  • 11 October 2011

    The current expression is distinctly better than the bottle I tried 2 yrs ago. It's like a baby Laphroaig, which works for me, since I find Laphroaig too overpowering.

  • 15 March 2011

    "Nose": The aromas offered up by this single malt include major smoke and peat action. Like a massive seaside bonfire that's a little out of control. "Palate": Sweet peat and malt begin this number. Smoke and seaweed appear like a Mac truck, with the high beams on, appearing in your rear view mirror at night. "Finish": You have a long, slightly dry finish of smoke with menthol, peat and heavy sea salt. Well done!

  • 2 March 2011

    Rips your tongue out of your mouth and stamps on it with a big peaty boot!Lovely!!!!

  • 23 February 2011

    I purchased this the other day, as I was in the mood for a smokey peat - and I love it, whithout even knowing about Compass Box. See : sometimes you just have to try things - now I'm an avid fan of Peat Monster !

  • 16 July 2010

    what a great whisky its one of my top 5.a lot of peat fresh.complete whisky.

  • 23 February 2010

    Recommended by a good scotch friend, 'The Peat Monster' is a light peat with a distinct wood.. very pleasant - not the lingering of a Dalmore12 but still pleasing. Unfortunately, very light on after taste - but pleasing to offer friends..I like it...and it has some legs.

  • 18 February 2010

    This is a good blended malt. Attention to detail is evident. However, when compared to Islay malts, I can say it's only better than Bowmore 12. All oither standard bottlings are more interesting, but also a lot more expensive (in Ontario at least). So chances are, I will be buying it again.

  • 28 July 2009

    Not an easy whisky to drink, and I like my peat, you have to really be in the mood for it. A lot more complex than the name suggests but could very well be overwhelming for the uninitiated.I was once asked to describe this in a few words - I went for 'like being beaten over the head with a bottle of Laphroaig...but in a nice way'.

  • 4 August 2007

    Wow, I got given this bottle as a birthday present and loved it. Anyone who appreciates a full peat taste/nose will love this one. Its a cracker to quaff and even nicer to cheer oneself up on a dreary afternoon. Quite a tall bottle so did not fit on my Whisky shelf, tus it was to hand to easily and was finished in quick time.