Whiskybase
Overall rating
83.78/100
votes
170
Whiskybase ID
WB8380
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
The Signature Range
Bottled
2016
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 18 01 16
Barcode
5065000482190
Added on
20 may 2009 4:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.14

20 × in wishlist

170 × member ratings

333 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Peat Monster 3rd Edition CB

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.78 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, peat, then a peat relan, there we know!

    On the palate, the finer peat (less aggressive, less chewy) with lemon that soothes the appetizer, so alcohol well placed

    In the final, a return of smoke on the peat, always present

    Monolithic Blend, who does his job, ... for those who love!
    • Nose
      much less pronounced than an Islay, but also sweeter, much thinner than a spey, with more sustained notes on the floral and vegetal side,

  2. Roley scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet peat, lemon custard, hint of pineapple, vanilla, salt. Earthy. Slightly savoury. Some medicinal notes. More lemon custand and vanilla on the finish. Oily body. A tasty blend of Caol Ila and Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. marcusjang scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My batch is mainly young Caol Ila and Laphroaig, with some Ardmore and Ledaig sprinkled in. Not a bad malt, but I feel Laphroaig doesn't really shine on a lower ABV, even at 46%. It feels a bit too ashy and acrid on the palate. Perhaps others will like this more than I did.
    • Nose
      Charred lemon, peat smoke, slightly coastal, ashy, peppers
    • Taste
      Peat, lemonade, hint of stonefruits, slightly acrid, slightly oily in texture, black peppers
    • Finish
      Slightly acrid, sea spray, dark chocolate, average in length, peppers

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Compass Box The Peat Monster.
    July 2018 - Very very pale. Aroma is spiritous, plastic, medicinal, wax, perfumed vaseline and candlesticks, cheapest aftershave, building smoke. Taste is similar, some booze and smoke but a rounded background. Really rounded out palate-wise. Smells slightly cheap and dodgy but tastes really rounded. Pretty solid actually. Definitely has a nice flavour. I'm guessing the whiskies in the blend are pretty young but the flavour isn't harsh at all, and comes together very well. Grew on me it's just not a sniffing whisky up front. Though in saying that the simple smoke did come out on the nose over time. (3.3/79)

    Sep 2018 - Aroma is a bit cheesy. Smoked cheese rind. Taste is very nice one-dimensional peat. Loads of peat - even more than Ardbeg possibly. (3.4/81)

    Mar 2021 - Compass Box peat monster 46%. This sample is a couple of years old. Quite pale. Aroma has impressions of salt and lemon and seaside food and Scotland. Yep a little peat. Faintly rubbery. Some banana too but not too much thankfully. Impressions of Ardbeg mixed with a Speyside peated malt like Ardmore. Taste is lightweight up front moving to lemon and salt and smoke. The smoke sits there on your breath. Absolutely has to be Ardbeg in this it just shouts Ardbeg. The other parts don't necessarily improve on that vibe but don't dampen it much either. Does not taste young. Builds the peat over time. A good unwinding whisky but it really makes you want to drink an Ardbeg 10. (3.55/85)

  7. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Mint, menthol, peat smoke, campfire, tropical fruits, creamy fruit juice texture, fresh peat smoke, a burst of tropical fruits

  8. Willum scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Lovely blended wisky
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet,oak,oransj peel,sweet peat,weak chilli
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet, sweet, pepper
    • Finish
      82 82
      Spisey oak, oransje,pepper,chilli, moth getting a bit dry

  12. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky! A real BFYB for peat lovers. This one took me by surprise.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. dram_on scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Tasted second in sbs with Asyla, and Scallywag CS.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Medicinal, brine, rotten logs, lemon drops, faint pear
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light-medium mouthfeel, lightly smoked meat with lemon sauce, medicinal, lemon
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short, brine, a bit of vanilla, lemon, ash

  14. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  15. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    On 08/06/21 from 82 to 86

    Aroma: smoky, greasy, strong, spicy, maritime, citrus fruits

    Taste: Strong smoke, greasy, spicy, salty, malty, vanilla

    Finish: Long, spicy

    Info: 40% Laphroaig, 20% Ledaig, 13% Caol Ila, 26% Ardmore, Clynelish, Teaninich and Dailuaine

  17. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A sample from ronnholt.
    Not sure about the batch number/bottle code, but very sure I enjoyed it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      It's peaty alright, but not really monsterous.
      Maritime, sour, wet moss, lightly medicinal.
      Highland components make an interesting foundation for the typical Islay notes. Some fudgy caramel that give a very nice depth to it.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Upfront peat and smoke. But much sweeter than the nose.
      Gradual build up of some peppery spice.
      A hint of nuts showing up for a brief moment in the middle.
      This turns a bit stale and brakish as the peat takes over towards the end.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nice lenght. Warming spice lingers.
      Almost fat with quite a bit of sweetness.

  18. fileosoph scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Enjoyable Islay blend with Caol Ila pronounced.
    A bit exaggerated the monster name. :)
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, smoke, citruses, salt, grass and herbals
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet peat with salty waves. Smoke and tar.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet, oily, smoky

  20. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Brackish Notes
    It has been almost 6 years since I last tried The Peat Monster from Compass Box. In the meantime this vatted malt (oops, that must be blended malt now) is part of their so-called Signature Range. We know for sure that it contains Caol Ila and Ardmore – two malts that I quite fancy – so this will surely be to my liking.
    Smoke, peat, banana and light brown sugar. That is the nose of this whisky in a nutshell. Well, with a big dose of alcohol in the mix, of course. Something milky shines through which I cannot remember from the previous batch. Coconut milk? I quite like it.
    The arrival is fine. Mildly oily with the fruit first, but that is quickly swamped in maritime elements. Smoked fish, seaweeds, brackish notes. The pepper and mostly the cloves give it a spicy edge.
    The finish is very long on liquorice and pepper.
    I keep having difficulty with the name – for this is not a peat monster in my book – but certainly not with the whisky, for that is simply delicious.

  21. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Solid, intense aroma of floral smokes at first. Tar, hints of fresh grass reveals with gingseng herbal and hot salted sands.

    P- Gentle gingseng roots tea smoke, herbal with sweetness build up overtimes.

    F- Long, moderate spicy with touch of candy and nutmeg bitterness.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  22. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    3 cheers for compass box, as they keep on delivering some very, very fine blended malts. The nose is strong, full of flavour, a bit oily, with a touch a bitter and nutts. In the mouth, the first thing that is overwhelmingly obvious, is why they called it the peat monster. After a few minutes in the glass, and a bit of water added, it becomes more balanced, with rich palates of flavours breaking through: earth tones, some hazelnutt, smoke, peat, some dark chocolate as well. The finish lasts pleasantly long, smoky and oily.

    This will leave many a single malt far behind!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. wenkrush scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    After the first couple of drams, I thought that The Peat Monster was an accurate name.  After some time in the opened bottle, the monster has become a bit more domesticated.  If you are a fan of the Islay malts, this is a fun blend to experience.
    • Nose
      Peaty and briny at the front.  Subtle sweet and spicy notes in the background.
    • Taste
      On the first sip, the peat is right in your face.  There is also a bit of a salty/briny flavor coming up.  After a few drops of water and about ten minutes, the the sweet and spicy flavors make an appearance.
    • Finish
      Oily and Long

  24. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Peat Monster Compass Box, a

    nice whisky based on a mix of Islay single malts and intense Highland

    single malts. Has matured in a mix of new and old American oak

    barrels

    Full palette, rich and tasteful

    tones of smoke, peat and subtle hints of fruit and spices

    Salty and fruity

    aromas

    Non-chill filtered and natural

    color

  25. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Got this as a christmas present off the wife as she knows i like this sort of whisky and it did not disapoint. Love to try some other ranges from compass box, heard some real positive reviews about there other stuff.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Only for the lover of this type of whisky and personaly i loved it.
    • Nose
      As it's a monster you might guess that the peat and smoke is very strong and you would be right. There is also a strong dead leaves smell to it and a touch of spice.
    • Taste
      The taste is great especially if you are a lover of the Islay whiskies and all those blends are spot on.
    • Finish
      A nice thick smokey oily finish

  27. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice blended mortar, though not multi-layer, so it's a nice drink with a heap of peat. WhiskeyFun says it's a mixture of Caol Il and Ardmore, I was delighted that I had written Caol Illu in the notes as a first impression.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat with a mark of earthy, and although it is sweetish, so it blends with salty, Caol Ila just before my eyes aroused my eyes. But I expected it all more concentrated, probably under the impression of the name.
    • Taste
      Extremely explosive, graceful and strong on the tongue. Peat, slightly spice.

  28. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A top-quality vatting of the peated Speysider Ardmore with some choice

    Islay malt, Peat Monster is never less than excellent. Pitch-perfect

    balance and delicious chewy complexity.

  29. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A world apart, with plenty of salty peat smoke. Bitterly pungent and strong. A powerful drop, not for all cases. Rough with a lot of bitter overtones on the palate, truly a monster. You have to love him or you let it be.

  30. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Perfect balance. It's so easy for a peaty whisky to become to much.. Peat monster? No, more like cookie monster (Dr Whisky rip off).
    • Nose
      Nice peat, not to much and not to less. Peat, lemon, salt and wet asphalt.
    • Taste
      Good strength on the flavors. Oily mouth feeling. Smoke, tar and iodine.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Lots of peat and citrus fruits.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase was founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login