After jogging around the Compass Box website and watching their videos, this company appears to be making high quality and craft Scotch. I didn't realize it but the Peat Monster is bottled at 46% ABV and is non chill filtered. The gentlemen in the videos said that 2 Islays and 1 Speysider go into making the Peat Monster. Has anyone had this Scotch? If so, was it good? What is the flavor profile and body like? Also, does anyone know what the 3 magic malts used in the vatting are? On the label "Port Akaig" is mentioned as stated on the label of my Caol Ila 12. Compass Box might be trying to attract the wrong people with silly naming schemes if their Scotch is of high quality. Just my opinion.
Caol Ila, Laphroaig, and Ardmore sounds like a nice blend, I'm eager to give it a try! Thanks for all your responses!
Holysinner wrote:My understanding is the first batches were just Caol Ila and Ardmore, and since then they have added Laphroaig to the vatting.
This is my understanding as well.
I've not tasted the newer 3-malt melding. But the older blend incorporating Ardmore and Caol Ila was absolutely delicious!
Not over-the-top smoke by any means, but simply a very well-crafted balance between sweet malt and peat as well as a sage juggling of youth (still above ten years, mind you) and maturity (mid to upper teens).
Now, it's possible they added Laphroaig in reponse to this impression and it truly is a peat monster in its latest incarnation.
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