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.
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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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.
Wet, musty, iodine-y peat. Vanilla cream. Honey, lemon, lime. Pepper, faint salt. The Caol Ila and Frog is definitely evident.
Thin but no heat, Loads of cream, honey and pepper. Salinity, fresh baked bread, dead sea peat.
Lemon cream, pepper, a slap of moist, seaweedy peat. Iodine, lemon drop.
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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