The idea Compass Box had when creating The Peat Monster was to balance beautiful peaty, smoky aromas and flavours with those that are malty and fruity. The whiskies are from a mix of first fill and refill American oak casks which include Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Ardmore and Ledaig.
|C.B: As you might expect the aroma provides a spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with smokiness all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character.
The WSD: Sweet tar shortcakes, smoked sausages with a touch of sea salt on the beach. The Laphroaig definitely comes through, like walking along the harbour on a windy day. Light floral notes lay underneath (V)
|C.B: Full on the palate, rich and loaded with flavours; smokiness, peat, maltiness and hints of fruit and spice.
The WSD: Sweet peat like a bonfire in an orchard. Water brings spice to the party in your mouth and leaves you with a smoky, ashy finish.(V)