Compass Box The Peat Monster is a blended Scotch whisky that has been crafted with a high proportion of peated single malt whiskies. As the name suggests, this whisky is for those who appreciate the bold, smoky and peaty flavors of Islay whiskies. The whisky has a golden amber color and a complex aroma of smoke, peat, and seaweed, with a hint of sweetness. On the palate, the whisky is full-bodied, with a rich and robust flavor profile that is dominated by smoky, peaty notes, as well as hints of fruit, vanilla, and caramel.
The blend includes whiskies from several Scottish distilleries, with the majority of the blend consisting of Islay malts, including Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Caol Ila. The whisky is bottled at a higher-than-average strength of 46% ABV, which allows the full flavor and complexity of the whisky to shine through.
Compass Box The Peat Monster is a whisky that is best enjoyed neat, or with a few drops of water to open up the flavors and aromas. It pairs well with bold and spicy dishes, such as barbecued meats, smoked salmon, or strong cheeses. Overall, Compass Box The Peat Monster is an excellent example of a blended Scotch whisky that showcases the bold and smoky flavors of Islay whiskies, while also demonstrating the art of blending and the complexity that can be achieved through careful selection and maturation of different whiskies.