Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label)
Peated Blended Malt — Scotland
Tasted December 21, 2020
It’s 2020. It’s December. Let’s shut this year down with a brand new whiskey (or whisky) every day. It’s my own personal whiskey advent calendar. +6! Dec. 21, 2020 Compass Box round 3. Once every 397 years, when Saturn, Jupiter, and Milliardo’s 200th tasting are in perfect alignment, the monster is released. I am not afraid. I recently tried Octomore. That forever changes a person. Very light in color. I may never get used to that in scotch. Nose is corned beef. I can’t tell if I can smell thousand island or if that’s the reuben talking. Bit of vinegar, bit of steak sauce. This smells delicious, meaty, and yet still distinct from the other peaty scotches I’ve had to date. That vinegar kicks in on the body. It’s acidic, but there’s a sweetness on it too. It’s barbecue sauce. I actually really like it. Finish could be burnt meat, but I think it’s smarter to call it a mild cigar. It’s mild spice, mostly smoke. This is my least favorite of the Compass Box trilogy, but it’s still decent. Peat crosses the line for me when you feel like you’ve just puffed on a cigar. I’m sure that’s a thing many folks like, but it’s not my cup of tea. This one only does it at the very end, and if I could chop that off, I’d really appreciate this scotch like its siblings. ‘Tis the season. I’m day-to-day on my whiskey selection, so if you’re reading this and there’s something readily available out there you’d like me to enjoy/suffer through this holiday season, leave it in the comments. Merry whiskey to all, and to all a beer flight!
6.66 USD per Pour