Compass Box The Peat Monster
Compass Box The Peat Monster Scotch Whisky
- Name: Compass Box The Peat Monster
- Type: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: Varies by batch, composed of single malts aged between 10 to 16 years
- Region: Blend of Islay, Speyside, and the Isle of Skye, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 46%
Prepare yourself for an audacious journey into the peaty depths of Scotch whisky with Compass Box's The Peat Monster. This blended malt Scotch whisky is a meticulous assemblage of single malts primarily from the celebrated whisky regions of Islay, Speyside, and the Isle of Skye. Each batch incorporates malts aged between 10 to 16 years, resulting in a complex, full-bodied dram. Boasting an ABV of 46%, this whisky pulls no punches in delivering an unabashedly smoky experience, while simultaneously revealing subtle nuances and complexities. Third Base Market & Spirits is thrilled to offer this unique, palate-challenging whisky for enthusiasts who revel in the smoky essence of peat.
The whisky is presented in a golden-amber hue, alluding to its substantial flavor profile and aging process.
As the name suggests, the nose is dominated by intense peat smoke, underscored by layers of brine and medicinal notes. However, a closer sniff reveals complexities—sweet undertones of vanilla and citrus, perhaps a faint echo of dried fruit.
A robust, full-bodied taste that delivers exactly what it promises: a hearty explosion of peat. Beyond the smoke, there are intricate nuances of seaweed, iodine, and black pepper. The whisky's complexity is rounded out by a subtle sweetness—think dark chocolate or a hint of molasses.
The finish is long-lasting and incredibly smoky, leaving a memorable impression of charred oak and a slight saltiness that fades into a lingering warmth.
To fully appreciate The Peat Monster, consider sipping it neat or with a drop of water to unlock its myriad flavors. Pair it with robust foods that can stand up to its intensity. Blue cheese, smoked meats, or even dark chocolate would be excellent choices.
Unshackle yourself from the constraints of traditional Scotch and embrace the untamed spirit of Compass Box The Peat Monster. For those with a passion for intense, smoky whiskies, this offering serves as a touchstone for what a peated Scotch can and should be. Available now at Third Base Market & Spirits, this is a whisky experience you won't want to miss.