Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary
Peated Blended Malt
Compass Box // Scotland
Compass Box is a younger company dedicated to mastering blended whiskies, but successful enough in 2013 to be able to celebrate their 10th anniversary of the release for one of their most famous whiskies, known on first release as simply “Monster”. For the occasion the label has been revisited for a more colorful visual. The blend itself is made only of malts from Islay and Clynelish in the Highlands, so this is a blended malt (formerly known as vatted malt) rather than just a blended whisky.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Type1st & refill ex-bourbon, new French oak
"Apart from the peat enveloping the air, what is most noticeable is the very light color of the whisky (no coloring added). Once you get past the peat, the malt is the second most dominant flavor on the nose but on the palate that feature is more subtle. Other aromas step up including citrus and white flowers with the texture of the whisky feeling smooth, like soft Chantilly cream. The whisky keeps developing and balancing between the peat and the other aromas, all for the benefit of the experience. "