The Peat monster is a combination (vatting) of three whiskies: Caol Ila (50%) and Laphroaig (10%) from Islay and Ardmore (40%) from Speyside. All the constituent whiskies are aged between 10 and 16 years. As with Asyla, the whiskies are combined and returned to wood up to 12 months before bottling. The Caol Ila and Laphroaig are both heavily peated, the Ardmore less so.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Rootsy. Lemon zest. Wafting smoke.
Palate: Sweet and balanced, with sugar fruits, kipper smoke, and sea notes.
Finish: Medium, balanced and peaty.
Retails for around £40