Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label)

Peated Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.65
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 584 )

Compass Box Peat Monster is a blended malt whisky using various single malt whiskies from different areas of Scotland. A typical blend will include single malts aged in refill hogsheads as follows: 40% "malt whisky from Laphroaig", 20% "malt whisky from Ledaig", 13% "malt whisky from Caol Ila", and 26% "malt whisky from Ardmore." The final 1% is a blend of Highland malts from Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich which finished for two years in Compass Box's new French oak toasted hybrid barrels. Note: Beginning in 2019, all batches of Compass Box Peat Monster will feature a new Painting Label as well as a new recipe. Older batches will be referred to as Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label).

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    refill American oak hogsheads and toasted new French oak hybrid barrels

Tasting Notes

"A Pavlovian reaction may occur when taking a whiff of the whisky. Bacon bits, toasted cereal, and peat smoke are followed by sweet tastes of honey, lemon and sea salt. Using only peated whiskies, but with different levels of peat smoke, doesn't create a super smoke bomb, but rather provides a layered and complex dram."

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