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Compass Box The Peat Monster

(70cl, 46.0%)
Compass Box The Peat Monster

Awards for Compass Box Peat Monster


Liquid Gold Award - 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible


Best Blended Malt Scotch - 2014

World Whiskies Awards

Compass Box Peat Monster Details

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Compass Box Peat Monster Bottling Note

A peaty offering and a vatted malt created by the renowned John Glaser, of Compass Box. The Peat Monster contains whisky from secret distilleries (all very cloak and dagger). They can tell us that some was from the village of Port Askaig in Islay, with some south coast Islay whisky too, vatted with Ardmore. This was matured in a mix of first fill and refill American oak casks.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Peat, marked salinity, leans to Caol Ila in style, something medicinal. Sweet and fruity, grainy.

Palate: Peat, oak. Botanicals, floral, coppery, sweet, smoky bacon, hint of papaya.

Finish: A lingering sweetness, more peat, floral: roses and violets, sweet spice, oak.

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    User Reviews of the Compass Box The Peat Monster

    For The Love Of Peat!

    This is not a "blend". It is a blend of sing malts (not single grains). Really not all that peaty...however it has a very long finish that keeps me smiling. The only major fault is that CB named it Peat Monster (when Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg- all have offerings that are much peatier). Attractive nose...palate is nice, just not incredibly strong, but wow- the finish is 20 minutes long!!! Underrated due to a misleading name but well worth a try.

    9th March 2015

    The Monster Mash

    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.

    11th February 2015

    A bad review for a good reason...

    I wish they were all bad reviews, then I'd buy it all for myself!
    I bought 6 bottles and have been hoarding it ever since. My wife isn't happy.
    5 stars!

    1st February 2015

    Peat Monster!


    18th January 2015


    Being named Craig Peat makes it difficult to judge fairly. All family members disagree from the worst thing I ever tasted to very subtly different and tasty

    28th December 2014

    Smoked salmon

    If you like smoked salmon you definitely like this one... Well I rather eat it than ^drink it.


    13th December 2014


    This is delicious and very balanced. I think its the best blend I have tasted so far. The peat is very strong but not overwhelming. It lets soft floral flavours and sweetness come through. Also I found a kind of beefiness in this. In my opinion peat monster is a winner.

    16th August 2014

    Rating to previous review...

    Forgot to add this!

    25th October 2013

    Apparently massively underrated?

    Just cracked a bottle of this today, after pondering which peated and sherried whisky to get. This one, to be clear, is not sherried, but the addition of Ardmore, as well as something about the barrels used in maturation make this a fair bit sweeter than most that have not been treated in some kind of wine casks.

    I was quite impressed with this, because as it hit my palate I had memories of another fine peated (and actually-sherried !) whisky, namely the Uigeadail. I won't venture to say that this is exactly like the Ardbeg, because I'm sure that would set all the peat-ravers astir, but it is pretty close. I think a large portion of the blend is Caol Ila, which along with the Ardmore, may account for the slightly fruitier, rounded kind of peat taste.

    I won't go into the details because I honestly find those to be quite subjective but I would say this: Don't be a malt snob and don't be a peat snob. If you're considering buying this, do so, because it's damn good quality, and only a shade off single malts considerably more expensive.

    24th October 2013

    Not impressed...

    Based on the reviews we thought it would be worth a try but we must say that we are not really that impressed.

    If you want to have nice peaty whiskies then don't go for this one.

    23rd August 2013

    Blended whisky with single malt character

    A perfect example of the fact that a skilfully blended whisky can have as much to offer as a good single malt. Peaty and smoky as advertised, but with a balancing touch of burnt sugar that makes it both impressively potent and moreish. Equally suitable as an invigorating winter warmer or as the ideal accompaniment to a lazy hot afternoon, with a drop of water to reveal its full and rewarding palate.

    23rd July 2013

    Good price for what you get

    The Peat Monster didn't blow me away but it's a pleasant bottle for the same price as a 12 year Caol Ila. Much of it IS Caol Ila, by the way. I think it's worth the money. Peat Monster goes great with blue cheese, bison jerky, onions, crackers and "man food" as my girlfriend calls it. I think for a smoky scotch it complements that sort of good quite well and would go with a big juicy steak as well, especially off the barbecue.

    5th March 2013


    Originally bought at waitrose stores.
    NOW never to be seen. I ASK WHY?absolutely SUPPERB

    7th April 2010

    not so monstrous

    Tried a bottle of this at my local - theyve got quite a collection of Scotch malts. A bit disappointing that it really isn't that peaty, but nonetheless a good dram, maybe an introduction into peat? Good value though.

    6th October 2009

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