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Compass Box The Peat Monster blended malt review

Compass Box Peat Monster review

Compass Box The Peat Monster blended malt review

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.

Matured in:
First fill and refill Ex-Bourbon casks
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: 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
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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