Compass Box Peat Monster Cask Strength
Peated Blended Malt
Compass Box // Scotland
Compass Box excels at releasing limited editions that are truly better than the core range, which is great for us whisky lovers. The regular Peat Monster is already a very nice dram and the previous Peat Monster 10th Anniversary was an excellent one, so this Cask Strength edition is facing quite a challenge. The whisky is the same than the regular edition, made of a blend of Islay and Highland peated malts (Caol Ila and Clynelish are big players) but bottle without addition of water at nearly 60%. This is only available in magnum sized bottles (1.5 Liters). 2000 bottles available.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"There is a lot of sweetness coming through initially, more than you’d imagine with the strength of the whisky and the peat smoke. The spirit is very elegant and complex, with soft vanilla and curd cream but with a surprising medium body and a welcome fresh touch of citrus. Then the peat is back to remind you that the name is no joke, but it is not aggressively assertive. It is a measured balance of all elements. Finally the finish is long driving towards aromas of walnuts. "