Compass Box Peat monster 10th Anniversary release

Peat-Monster-MAINPeat monster was first released 10 years ago and turned out to be Compass Box’s biggest seller, and I know many people who love that dram dearly and associate Compass Box with it. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, CB have released a special bottling (5,700 bottles) at 48.9%, consisting of Islay single malts distilled on the south shore of the island and in the village of Port Askaig as well as smoky Highland single malt and a fruity oily malt from the village of Brora. the casks used are Primarily a mix of first-fill and refill American oak, plus  proximately 2% new French oak for finishing the whisky is not chill filtered and bottled at  Natural color. Very interesting to see how this one differs from the “regular” recipe.

Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary , 48.90%, £75compass-box-peat-monster-10th-anniversary-whisky

Nose: Major peat reek over here. Leather, Wood smoke,Iodine and wet Bandages. Really medicinal stuff if you like that…. Islay lovers are in for a treat. Also love the BBQ smoke ,Peppermint and pine too.

Palate: Big peat and ash with a malty backbone and a hint of apples. Creamy yet very smoky with wood smoke , soot , leather and dough. Some chilly infused chocolate, hints of Waxy Clynelish (village of Brora eh?)

Finish : Long. Sooty ashy and hot. Chocolate and bitter wood.

Great stuff. Go get it, Peat monster lovers.

Score: 89/100

Official sample Provided by Compass Box Whisky

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