Peated single malt whisky from the isle of Arran, bottled at cask strength. Previous editions have been released in yearly batches, but in 2018, the Arran distillers decided that these whiskies had become so popular that they deserved to be a permanent part of the range.
Nose:Bonfire embers and coastal air, balanced by waves of juicy mango and kiwi.
Palate:Lime peel and pineapple, punchy peppercorn and nutmeg, a touch of cask char.
Finish:Toasted barley and cacao.
Compass Box Peat Monster
A peaty offering and a vatted malt created by the renowned John Glaser, of Compass Box. The Peat Monster contains whisky from secret distilleries (all very cloak and dagger). They can tell us that some was from the village of Port Askaig in Islay, with some south coast Islay whisky too, vatted with Ardmore. This was matured in a mix of first fill and refill American oak casks.
Nose:Peat, marked salinity, leans to Caol Ila in style, something medicinal. Sweet and fruity, grainy.
Palate:Peat, oak. Botanicals, floral, coppery, sweet, smoky bacon, hint of papaya.
Finish:A lingering sweetness, more peat, floral: roses and violets, sweet spice, oak.
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