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Compass Box The Peat Monster 10th Anniversary Special Cask Strength Bottling, 54.7%

Price: $120 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

As you'd expect, solid peat is the first thing out of the glass, but this isn't just a peat beast. Underneath are honey, dried fruit, and malt. The palate is all about balance, with honeyed malt, raisin, and oak spice all complementing smoky peat. A lush mouthfeel makes you forget it's cask strength. A pure love note in a glass from Compass Box to Park Avenue Liquor. (Park Avenue Liquor only)