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Free Sample of Compass Box The Peat Monster

Postby Mark » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:13 pm

Just spotted this on the Waitrose wine website:

For a limited period, Compass Box are offering a free 5cl miniature sample bottle of 'The Peat Monster' on request.

You will find the offer on this page: http://www.waitrosewine.com/Spirits/Spi ... oduct.aspx

They will also send you out a £5 off voucher to use against there case of any 12 bottles. Incidentally there Aberlour A'bunadh is only £25 per bottle just now.
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Postby Feldrin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:28 pm

Thanks for the tip!

Does anyone know what regions it includes? I'm in the Netherlands over here and that'd probably mean them paying more for shipping and whatnot.

Guess I can always give it a try and then report back if they send an email stating it isn't possible.
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Postby Mark » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:44 pm

Waitrose only deliver to the UK so i would guess this offer is only aimed at UK residents. It does no harm to send your name and address though as i would guess it is Compass Box who are dispatching the free dram.

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Postby aarkwilde » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:56 pm

It didn't say anything about being limited to the UK, so I sent my address in despite being located in the states. Worth a try!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:37 pm

i applied yesterday

and it arrived today

excellent service


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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:57 pm

Hi guys where do apply for the free sample I checked it out and could not see it. ( I feel a bit like Arsene Wenger ).



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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:22 pm

Looks like the special offer is now closed....

Too slow Les .... that's the problem with living in these grand estates .... by the time you get from the front gate into your mansion offers like these are gone :P
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:29 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Looks like the special offer is now closed....

Too slow Les .... that's the problem with living in these grand estates .... by the time you get from the front gate into your mansion offers like these are gone :P




Touche!!


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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:41 pm

Gonna give it a try too, as Norwegian customs will allow 5cl bottles to enter. They must figure it's not really full of whisky, but more of a collectable thing, like those huge bottles of alcohol aren't really full of anything more than colored water, and just meant for display purposes!
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:43 pm

Damn! Too slow me too! Oh well, I know it's good stuff anyway, but would've been nice to get a mini!
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Postby aarkwilde » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:46 pm

I received an email reply stating that the offer was only for UK applicants.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:50 pm

too slow here... :(
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Postby Dscotland » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:06 pm

i was in like a snake and got one through today yipeee :smoke:
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Postby r900p » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:43 pm

I got a sample of a compass box from malts and more in germany when i ordered a couple form them, it was extremely smokey, is the one on offer similar is so far as the smoke is concerned?

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:14 pm

The Peat Monster is a beautifully smoked whisky, very good indeed! Had a bit of it with a friend when we visited New York in September, great stuff!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:19 pm

Got an email from the kind gregg in Compas Box.... He was letting me know that the offer was not available outside the UK however as I was a fellow celt he'd make an exception for me 8)



Great so there is a mini winging it's way to me as we speak

Can't wait the spice tree was an enjoyable experience so I hope this is just as flavoursome with of course a smidgeon of peat :wink:

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Postby les taylor » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:42 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Got an email from the kind gregg in Compas Box.... He was letting me know that the offer was not available outside the UK however as I was a fellow celt he'd make an exception for me 8)



Great so there is a mini winging it's way to me as we speak

Can't wait the spice tree was an enjoyable experience so I hope this is just as flavoursome with of course a smidgeon of peat :wink:

:thumbsup: for Compax Box




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Postby martin grant » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:53 pm

To slow here as well
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:26 pm

I suppose I have taken one of your two samples given that I'm should not really be entitled to it ..... ah well :P
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:43 pm

He who snoozes loses!

Got my sample Tuesday. surprisingly good.

Taste and colour actually reminiscent of Ardbeg 10...so tried the 2 back to back. Definite differences then became apparent. The Ardbeg "arrival" is kinda incomparable, harder(in a good way)and the finish slightly sweeter.

But hey. That's a pretty good comparison/recommendation. And Waitrose don't charge a hill o' beans for it. I think I saw it at £19 recently...

I gather it's a blend of Caol Ila and Ardmore.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:49 pm

Thanks for the comparison RB I'm looking forward to it. I'll compare it to te Caol Ila Cask strength and Ardbeg Nearly there than I have at te moment. They are probably the closest malts by what your saying and I'll be able to make a definitive judgement on whether it is good or so so.
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Postby Mark » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:51 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:He who snoozes loses!

Got my sample Tuesday. surprisingly good.

Taste and colour actually reminiscent of Ardbeg 10...so tried the 2 back to back. Definite differences then became apparent. The Ardbeg "arrival" is kinda incomparable, harder(in a good way)and the finish slightly sweeter.

But hey. That's a pretty good comparison/recommendation. And Waitrose don't charge a hill o' beans for it. I think I saw it at £19 recently...

I gather it's a blend of Caol Ila and Ardmore.



Mine also arrived Tuesday, only just got around to tasting it tonight. A very nice dram, i would agree with Reggaeblues comparison to Ardbeg 10.

Reggaeblues i think it is a blend of Caol Ila 10 year old and Ardmore 15 year old. Well worth the £19 price tag Waitrose has on it.

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Postby RufusA » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:04 am

Isn't the Peat monster equal parts Coal Ila and Ardmore.

Would be very interesting to stack it against a Caol Ila and see if you can recognise the distillery taste, and whether the casks selected have a similar profile. Also does the Ardmore add a pleasant sweetness/completeness to the whole thing, or does the highland simply quench some of the islay fire?

Personally whilst I like the Peat Monster, it's a good drinkable whisky, to me it's a misnomer, and perhaps Peat Teddy would have been a more apt name.

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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:35 am

RufusA wrote:Isn't the Peat monster equal parts Coal Ila and Ardmore.

Personally whilst I like the Peat Monster, it's a good drinkable whisky, to me it's a misnomer, and perhaps Peat Teddy would have been a more apt name.


I think it is a vatting of about four malts but I'm not certain.

I had some Peat Monster when it was first released and it was very peaty and very smooth at the same time. It is quite possible that the ages of the malts and the composition of the blend/vat has changed for subsequent editions.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:28 am

"Peat Teddy!!" I love it...

Jim Murray describes it, and i quote, "This ain't no monster...it's pure pussy!"

Well...that conjures up all kinda images and sensory connections that probably don't belong on this forum, but, hey...erm...

...maybe they should rename it VAT 69!

sorry folks, that's baaaaaaad!!

But i did have my first sip of a 12YO OMC ardmore tonight, purchased yesterday( a 200cl)

A peated Speysider! now it all makes sense...
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:16 am

So I need to taste it against Ardmore too .... this free mini could cost me yet ... :o :lol:

Still sounds interesting whether it is a Pussy or a Teddy :wink:

Thanks for the heads up guys
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Well would you believe it mine arrived today ... delighted that it came so quickly :) but I can't taste it until after I'm off duty and that won't be till 4am .... so looks I'll probably wait till tomorrow :(

Nosed it though ... but just from the bottle ...

Thick sweet with some fruitiness but plenty of toasty smokiness.

Smells promising ... hope the taste is as good as the nose...
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