Glaser and his team have re-tooled The Peat Monster and we are thrilled with how it has changed. With a new, full-color, label it will stand out on your home bar; and the blend... oh that sweet, sweet peaty blend, is remarkably deep and complex. Now 99% comprised from two of our favorite Islay malts, Caol Ila and Laphroaig, with 1% of an unnamed Highland malt, the result is a transformational change. Lifted and precise with high tones of orchard fruits, medicinal smoke, and creamy vanilla, this new blend is so good, you peat-lovers have a new house whisky.
There are some people in the spirits business who are cut from a different cloth, Compass Box's founder and master blender John Glaser is one of those folks. After many years in the wine trade, he entered the Scotch whisky business with Johnnie Walker, where he honed his palate and helped develop the renowned Green and Gold labels. Somewhat frustrated with the limitations of the corporate world, he felt compelled to follow his passion for making great blends. He started Compass Box to, as he states, "nurture the roots of tradition in order to grow the possibilities." An artist, visionary and one hell of a whisky "blendologist," he has successfully conjured up some of the biggest, baddest and sexiest drams we've tasted.