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Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB165454
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
26.08.2020
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Refill & Custom Hogsheads
Number of bottles
8328
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060632880413
Added on
12 sep 2020 9:39 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 86.73

30 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

379 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Peat Monster Arcana CB

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

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

    21 21 20 21 83
    20 21 21 21 83

    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

  3. HedonistMan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Pear an apple, a little lemon.
    basil? Citrus, light peat, maybe a little algae. herbs, and bitterness.
    Cool coot complex

  5. arobot scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    72,9 % Refill Hogshead (The Talisker Distillery)

    10,6 % First Fill Bourbon Barrel (The Miltonduff Distillery)

    9,6 % Refill Custom French Oak Barrel - Heavy Toast (The Peat Monster Cask Strength)

    6,9 % Recharred Barrel (The Ardbeg Distillery)

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Don Cassi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose reminds me (thanks to the power of suggestion) of the Talisker DE: apricot, peach, maritime notes, but everything is much more reserved than the model from Skye. In direct comparison, I don't notice anything from the classic Peat Monster or Ardbeg.

    Very full and soft in the mouth, with fruity notes and some pepperiness.

    The finish reveals a melange of apricot, peach, chocolate, peat, light ash and a great oiliness.
    Length: 6/10

    The upgrade turned the original Peat Monster into a classic Talisker. Compared to the DE, the nose is a little too cautious, what happens in the mouth is beyond any doubt. Only the PLV is unfortunately not correct.

    Grade: 2+

  12. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite standard and average, it seems more gradual than stated. This is definitely not a monster! Smoothed whiskey.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoke, ash, lemon, mineral, earthy, green apple, carbonated water, degree tickling receptors, candied fruit, vanilla, young and fresh aroma.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Apple, wax, vanilla, smoke, candied fruit.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Vanilla, chewing gum, malt, smoke, ash, short and dry.

  14. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite nice, peaty and fruity, some vanilla, appes and pears.
    a bit more alcohol would give it a bit more punch, making it perhaps even better.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, orange, vanilla and apple.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, apple and chili pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, chili pepper and gingerbread.

  16. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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

  18. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  19. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma sits warm and buttery with a profoundly fruity presence mixed with light smoke and a dusting of vanilla accented desserts – it’s nice, but feels like it’s missing something; Palate comes through like a smoked banana’s foster with a malty / graham essence and a touch of marshmallow sweetness; Finish is a dialed back expressions of the palate with more smoke

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