Compass Box Peat Monster Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Compass Box Peat Monster

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Compass Box

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There’s wonderfully smoky, singeing heat at the back of the palate, though it feels like the Islay peat has been pegged back for the 2015 batch. A succulent and smoky finish to warm the soul.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Using only peated whiskies, but with different levels of peat smoke, doesn't create a super smoke bomb, but rather provides a layered and complex dram.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The palate is more robust; think shovelfuls of peat, though it pulls back just short of the overwhelm point, allowing hints of vanilla sweetness and grassy freshness to peek through.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The Peat Monster from Compass Box is still in my top scotch whiskies. However, there are bolder peated whiskies than this whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: The aroma is dominated with the fruity sweetness paired with the smoke and the palate comes together in a way that’s like apples drizzled with smoked honey. Though my favorite aspect has always been its crispness.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: But it’s got lots fruit (largely oranges) and spice in there alongside the smoke; together that combine to create a surprisingly balanced Scotch, rare in the heavy-peat world where peat is prized over all else.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is nice. I like it a lot. The palate could use more body, but this is a completely competent peat offering and I'd happily drink it again.
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  • Intro:

    Compass Box Peat Monster is a blend of Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Ledaig, Ardmore and a highland malt blend. Bottled at 46% ABV with no filtering or coloring, this release is part of Compass Box's core line of expressions.

  • Nose:

    Wet, musty, iodine-y peat. Vanilla cream. Honey, lemon, lime. Pepper, faint salt. The Caol Ila and Frog is definitely evident.

  • Taste:

    Thin but no heat, Loads of cream, honey and pepper. Salinity, fresh baked bread, dead sea peat.

  • Finish:

    Lemon cream, pepper, a slap of moist, seaweedy peat. Iodine, lemon drop.

  • Overall:

    This is nice. I like it a lot. The palate could use more body, but this is a completely competent peat offering and I'd happily drink it again.

  • Score:

    6

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