‘It is conventional to call “monster” any blending of dissonant elements. I call “monster” every original inexhaustible beauty.’ – Alfred Jarry
The Peat Monster is our big, peaty, smokey malt whisky. We like to think it adheres to Jarry’s idea of a monster as an original, inexhaustible beauty.
The idea behind the creation of The Peat Monster is to balance beautifully peaty, smokey aromas and flavours with those that are malty and fruity.
You will find peatier, smokier whiskies in Scotland. But you will find no whisky quite like this one in terms of class and style.
The idea behind the Peat Monster is to be more than just an attack of peatiness. This idea is to be a thinking person’s peaty whisky, a considered, intelligent blend of a heavy-peated single malts, forming a flavour profile unique in the world of Scotch whisky, and providing a balanced, delicious, phenolic whisky drinking experience.
The aromas and flavours, as you might expect, provide a spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with smokiness, all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character. This is a whisky for those who love intensity. flavour and freshness, balance and drinkability. This is a whisky for those who appreciate the blending of seemingly dissonant elements to create something sublime.
Hello. You’re holding a bottle of The Peat Monster our malt Scotch whisky named for its big, peaty, smoky style. You’ll find this whisky is about balance – the balance between the power of smoky Islay malt whisky and rich Highland malt.
We are artisan whiskymakers. For us, making whisky is like making art. You begin with an idea, a vision. You form it using both traditional practice and your own inspiration. Then you share it with the world. This is what we do.
Through careful cask selection, artful blending of flavours, use of the highest quality oak and innovative thinking, we create delicious whiskies that combine richness, balance and purity of flavour.
I hope you enjoy our work.
John Glaser, Whiskymaker and Company Founder
Flavour: Full on the palate, rich and loaded with flavour: smokiness, peat, maltiness and hints of fruit and spice.
Sourcing: A marriage of Islay single malts and heavy-peated Highland single malts
Wood: Mix of first-fill and refill American oak casks.
Bottling: Natural colour. Non-chill filtered
Recommendations: Sipped neat, with a splash of water or with ice, to taste. An ideal after-dinner or late-night whisky.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.compassboxwhisky.com
* Info taken from bottle