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Compass Box The Peat Monster

...interesting bacon fruit smoke=)

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@GeorgyReview by @Georgy

19th Dec 2014


Compass Box The Peat Monster
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  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: sweet peat and smoke, slightly medicinal, burnt wood, bacon. I get the feeling like all these typical smells of Islay are based on some lovely, fruity, citrusy, vanilla cream notes. Picture a fruit dessert covered with vanilla cream from which you get wisps of smoke and peat.

Taste: fresh fruit, then bonfire smoke on the sides of the mouth

Finish: Some vegetal notes as well, mineral, hint of iodine. Dry burnt wood aftertaste will stay with you for quite a while.

Overall impression: A very interesting whisky experience. I personally am not a big fan of peaty whiskies, but I like this one, because there is more to it than just blunt peat.

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Nozinan commented

Do you know what batch that was? I don't know which my long gone bottle was but it had a puff of strong smoke upon opening, then was not as in my face after that....but a good-tasting peated dram to the last sip.

9 years ago 0

Georgy commented


No idea what batch it is, but it's the new design Peat Monster with the black label with a picture of a monster=)

9 years ago 0