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The Peat Monster from top blender Compass Box has a staunch following by Scotch whisky fans. It comprises Islay whisky from Caol Ila and Laphroaig, alongside a small portion of malt from the Highlands. Don’t let the monster on the label fool you, this dram has only a moderate level of peat but carries with it a pitch-perfect balance. You can expect notes of brackish water, charred orchard fruit, bonfire smoke and touches of tropical fruit and soft florals on the palate.Tasting Notes (2)
Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange
Elegant peat smoke with coastal brine, orchard fruit and singed spice.
Smoky and earthy peat, sweet tropical fruit touches and floral notes.
Sweetness lingers, layered with smoke, fruit and delicate meadow-grass character.
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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Smooth. Sea spray, Band Aid, earth. Just enough oil and body. Really enjoyable!
I'm going to be honest, this one really doesn't deliver on the name. It's a good whiskey to be sure, but it's very mild in terms of smoke, barely even reaching Talisker levels. When I hear something called PEAT MONSTER I'm thinking of something more along the lines of Octomore. If you want a real peat monster in the same price range go for the Lagavulin 8yr, Laphroiag 10yr, or Ardbeg Uigeadail.
The very best blended malt I’ve come across globally, a proper whisky bottled at proper strength with no colouring
This is one of my favourites. I cannot believe how affordable this whisky is. To me, this brings me to a campfire at a ocean beach where I'm eating fruits. The nose is amazing. The taste and finish are really good. I wouldn't call this overly peaty at all. If anything, it's more sea-brine than smoke. They are really nicely balanced. Thinking about it makes my mouth water. I keep reaching forward financially to find something that engages me a little more. It looks like I need to spend about 4x the money for a bottle that is more enjoyable (to me).
I absolutely love Islay Scotch and this is the best of a bunch of offerings. It's a poor mans Lagavulin 16, and amazingly complex for the price (roughly $20-$25cdn cheaper than Laphroaig or Ardbeg) but still Coal Ila hits and what is the fruity single malt they add to balance the finish?! Does anyone know?!
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