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Overall rating
87.04/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB165454
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Arcana
Bottled
08.2020
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Refill & Custom Hogsheads
Number of bottles
8328
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060632880413
Added on
12 Sep 2020 9:39 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 84.46

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261 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Peat Monster 5th Edition CB

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.04 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83
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    This New Monster compared to the previous one (The Peat Monster 4th Edition CB) new, golden in color, but younger in nose and taste, although not by much, overall tasty, but not that balance and feeling of age.
    In general, not bad, but it is weaker, although more expensive

  2. HedonistMan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Perfect product.
    Smoke and fruits.
    Awesome.....
    • Nose
      92 92
      Balanced smoke and fruits
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Extremely impressive. It’s practically a Talisker, but it’s much closer in profile to old waxy/tropical Talisker than young peppery/peaty Talisker. It’s mellow, but balanced and very complex. I’ll chalk up that hit of nuttiness, baking spices, and vanilla to the French oak casks. I’m not sure that Compass Box has really accomplished their goal of a French-oak-matured Peat Monster, since it doesn't really taste like that traditionally Caol Ila-forward blended malt, but what they have crafted is a precocious and delicious Talisker.

    Nose: It’s definitely Talisker-forward: there’s lots of sea salt, fragrant black pepper, fresh apples, pineapples, and pears. Grilled pork chop, soot, tide pools, and candle wax. Some delicate barley notes and toasted marshmallows, as well as orange sherbet, grapefruit peel, and dried flower petals. Star anise, clove, sesame, and mustard seed. Creamy cappuccino.

    Palate: Medium-oily texture. Wax, toffee, orange peel, key lime, and coffee up front. Softly floral and perfumed. Rich sooty smoke on the development, with crystallized pineapple, damp hay, surf-drenched barley, candied nuts, and vanilla. A sudden blast of toasted sesame seeds, along with spicy cinnamon and ginger-spiced dark chocolate.

    Finish: Medium-long, leaving a light texture. Savoury and nutty. Notes of soy sauce and nori join the sesame to complete the shoyu ramen effect. Milk chocolate, cloves, smoked fudge, and grapefruit. Cider-braised pork, pumpkin spice latte, black pepper, seawater, and dank smoke.

  4. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  6. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, but nothing new or interesting here.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat, menthol, vanilla, pear
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vanilla, creamy, peat, oak, pretty powerful for 46%
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry, sweet and peated

  10. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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