Compass Box Peat Monster Cask Strength Magnum blended malt Scotch whisky

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alc./vol:
57.3%

Proof:
114.6°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


A limited release (2,000 magnums) cask strength bottling of Compass Box’s Peat Monster. Exactly the same blend of Islay and heavy peated Highland single malts as Compass Box’s standard strength and size bottling. bottled in February 2015 without chill filtration or added colour.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 20/06/2015

Appearance

Clear, pale golden amber.

Aroma

Peat smoke, tar, iodine, buttered current buns, sea salt, cream-of-soda-vanilla and cumin spice. Baked apple and demerara sugar emerge with water.

Taste

Smoky and spicy with earthy peat, tar, iodine and sweet apple juice (the cheap clear type). Lemony citrus and toasted nuts emerge with water. Surprisingly sweet throughout.

Aftertaste

Long, big smoky finish with lingering iodine and spice.

Overall

To quote Compass Box, “Yes, it’s big. Yes, it’s peaty. Yes, it’s smoky. But this is far from a one-dimensional monster.”

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