Compass Box The Peat Monster

70cl / 46%
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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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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.

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13 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    17 May

    "Nose" (undiluted) Smells like the rubber Steve McQueen was laying down in the movie Bullitt, but in a good way. It's rubber, but not bad rubber if that makes any sense? 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 and suddenly the wind changes direction, blowing in your face. Yeah, a lungful of smoke. As I poured this malt into my glass, the room was infused with massive smoke. Wife annoying smoke! Dog house smoke! Watching old war movies in the basement smoke because your presence is not welcome elsewhere in the house! "Palate" (undiluted) 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. While it is bottled at 46% abv, it is not nasty. No awful bite here. No bland alcohol flavor. The flavors of the sea and air are well integrated. It is not spicy. Just a lumbering, rounded taste of smoke, peat, sea salt and sweet malt. "Finish" (undiluted) You have a long, slightly dry finish of smoke with menthol, peat and heavy sea salt. Well done!

  • 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.