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Compass Box The Peat Monster is a vatted malt of Islay, Speyside and Isle of Mull, created by John Glaser from Compass Box. The Speyside malt comes from Ardmore distillery. Islay is represented by a village of Port Askaig and some south coast Islay too. Also with some peated malt from the Isle of Mull.
SON OF A GUN this vatted malt is
According to Master of Malt, matured in a mix of first fill and refill American oak casks. Compass Box is only telling about the refill casks on their website but in the package there’s a mention of the first fills as well. Like Son Of A Gun, this good blend of exceptional malts leaves great scents even after its gone from the glass. Like gunpowder in the bottom of my Glencairn nosing glass.
First fill and refill Ex-Bourbon casks
Strong but sophisticated smoke (Caol Ila
style), then comes rubbery peat. Bit medicinal and fruity. Water adds pepper. Empty glass smells like gunpowder, nice!
Taste: Botanical notes with sweet and heavy peat. Bit fruity as well. Water sweetens and softens the palate even more.
Finish: Dry oak, warming and burning peat lingers well in the aftertaste. Water brings out pepper.
Balance: Nicely balanced vatted malt. Pretty straight forward but good dram.
Bottler: Compass Box Regions: Islay, Isle of Mull and Speyside (Ardmore) ABV: 46% Non-chill filtered, no added colour
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