The Peat Monster
The Peat Monster …. Our timing seems perfect to discuss Dr. Stu’s contribution to our season ending celebration. In this corner of the world, burning a huge pile of amber leaves is a fall ritual which should be enhanced by enjoying a glass of this “liquid autumn”. One whiff of this smoky scotch sets the stage for a vanilla sweetness with an oaky flavor infusion. The maple leaf color is perfectly suited to enjoying this blend with a few splashes of water . There is not as much complexity here as with a good single malt but it still deserves a spot on your shelf. Take a break from the rake and tame the Monster in front of your fireplace….I rate this beast a solid 7.
I love this whisky and am particularly enamored with the new label art. Both are wonderfully compelling. I’d rate it a notch higher and go 7.5 or even 8. Peaty for sure, but not really a monster.
November 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm
While I am a hugefan of the Peaty scotches I was not a reak fan of the peat monster. I find that Lagavulan and Laphoaig to be excellent smokey scotches but better than that they are good scotches. Ardbeg and even JW double black put the peatmonster to shame…peat for peat sake with out a fine base = not for me
December 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm