Monday is here and time for another tasting notes post. This time, another Compass Box whisky – their popular and successful The Peat Monster.
Last year, the Peat Monster celebrated the Tenth Anniversary and a special release was released to celebrate the event, but we shouldn’t forget the original one!
The Peat Monster is made from a marriage of an Islay malt,
a peated malt, a peated malt from the Isle of Mull
and a smoky Speyside malt (must be some Ardmore ah?)
Compass Box The Peat Monster (46%, buy here for £37.95)
Nose: Burning coals, salty sea spray and earthy Islay peat feeling (Caol Ila?), cereal and grains, sweet stewed fruits and honey, chimney smoke.
Palate: Starts with strong ashes and oak wood taste and later on a sweet concentrated oranges and floral/herbal notes joins in. Some marinated BBQ meat note.
Finish: Long finish, lingering notes of of sweet, peat and floral notes. some residue of spices.
Conclusion: Nice and quite complex peated blend. Yet again Compass Box managed to produce a very balanced peated blended whisky – full of peat but not overpowering along with sweet notes of fruits and honey and a dash of herbal/floral dusting. Liked it, a rock solid dram.
(Official sample from the Compass Box Whisky Company)