Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
136
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

€ 87.40

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Whisky reviews for The Peat Monster Arcana CB

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.61 points.

  1. wndayy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    CB's Arcana gives me a cold surface but hot and naughty heart, cinnamon, sea salt, heavy peat, fruit with chocolate, wood fragrance, which is a very surprising and interesting attempt!
    • Nose
      85 85
      sweet smell of yellow fruit, slight sea salt with caramel, a little grease.
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy, full-bodied cinnamon and ginger flavor, rich sea salt peat flavor with maltose sweet, a little grease.
    • Finish
      86 86
      burnt cinnamon, green fruit and milk chocolate, oak

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  3. Foamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. SimondeVette scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very nice blend. Is comparable to the good single malts
    • Nose
      Peat, citrus, some licorice, apple, sea salt, young and fresh
    • Taste
      Pepper, thyme, toffee, sea salt, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Peat, pepper, oak, nutty, vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate

  5. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. thebonewolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Woody and earthy. More maritime than smoky.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy, creamy, fruit like berries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Musty and fruity smoke. Some vanilla. Medium-short, leaning more medium.

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peppery ash, very heavy peat, fresh iodine. Intense fruit, apple compote, cherry marmalade, cinnamon, muscat grapes. Then the ashes return. And the fruit. And more ashes. Nice drizzle of vanilla, Mirabelle plums, lemon pulp. After a while it gets really creamy. Very nice balance. Very oily and spicy palate, paprika and pepper on the tip of the tongue. Ice cream, vanilla, melon, candied cherry. The finish is a bit light, but quite long, chocolate with hazelnuts, the bitterness of cocoa, some earth, coffee grounds. It covers the mouth. Truffle crumbs.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/09/compass-box-peat-monster-arcana.html
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. 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+

  11. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  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. 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)

  19. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  20. 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

  21. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  22. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  23. 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

  24. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  25. 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

  26. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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