The Peat Monster, Compass Box’ heavily peated blended malt, has a distinctive new design. The old brown label will be replaced by a more colorful one, which The Painting Label. The packaging is not the only change: the whisky inside has been tweaked too. The Peat Monster has evolved into a 99% Islay blended malt.
The latest version of the original Compass Box The Peat Monster, which was first created in 2003, contained malt whiskies from Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Ledaig, Ardmore and an undisclosed Highland malt. The new edition of Compass Box The Peat Monster contains 64% Caol Ila and 35% Laphroaig malt whisky, topped off with 1% French oak matured malt whisky from an undisclosed Highland distillery. With a reading of 22.2 ppm of phenols present in the final whisky, it has also become even more peaty.
Tasting notes by Compass Box
A spectrum of powerful coastal flavours, combining the smokiness of a driftwood fire with more medicinal peat notes. Orchard fruits and rich cask-derived creaminess balance the multi-layered smoke. To it’s original exuberant and elemental character an oilier and creamier style has been added.