The Peat Monster Profile

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Designed to appeal to whisky drinkers who like a bit (or a lot) of smoke in their drams, The Peat Monster forms the peated component of Compass Box’s Signature Range.

The 46% abv blended malt is comprised of peated Islay whiskies from Laphroaig and Caol Ila, along with malt whisky from Ardmore and Ledaig – Tobermory distillery’s peated alter ego. Rounding out the blend is a tiny proportion of Highland malt, which has been married in highly active French oak casks.

The other whiskies in the Signature Range include Asyla, Oak Cross, Spice Tree and Hedonism. 

  • Production type
    Blended malt

The Peat Monster History

Before The Peat Monster there was… The Monster, a bespoke bottling created by independent bottler Compass Box for Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York. So popular was the blend, that when stocks of the peaty expression started to run low Compass Box decided to make the whisky available to the rest of the world.

And so, in 2003, The Peat Monster was born. In September 2013, to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary, Compass Box released a limited edition blend. Non-chill-filtered and bottled at 48.9% abv, only 5,700 bottles were launched. 


  • 2000 Compass Box is founded by John Glaser
  • 2003 The Peat Monster is created and launched worldwide
  • 2013 A limited edition Peat Monster is created to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary


Current owner

See also

  • Hedonism Hedonism Hedonism Brand


    Compass Box’s flagship blended grain whisky broke the mould upon its introduction in 2000.

  • The Spice Tree The Spice Tree The Spice Tree Brand

    The Spice Tree

    Spice-led blended malt from Compass Box, which gets its flavour from three Highland whiskies.

  • Flaming Heart Flaming Heart Flaming Heart Brand

    Flaming Heart

    Smoky and spicy blended malt whisky from independent bottler Compass Box.

  • Great King Street Great King Street Great King Street Brand

    Great King Street

    Rebellious indie blended Scotch whisky.

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