Compass Box The Peat Monster Cask Strength Magnum, 57.3%

Price: $188 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Dry peats tossed on a driftwood fire with coastal aromas of sun-scorched seaweed beside high tide rock pools comprise this refined dram. A momentary glimpse of lighter lemon, lime, and pineapple is quickly snuffed out by the full strength assault. It's like pulling the pin on a grenade. There's a dense barrage of peat moss, worn leather, and cocoa at the death. Ride through it to glory. Possibly the highest ABV that Compass Box has ever given us.£120