If it's peat and smoke you crave, it's tough to go wrong with The Peat Monster from Compass Box. It's a blend of single malt whiskies from the south coast of Islay and the village of Port Askaig, vatted with Ardmore. It was then matured in a mix of first fill and refill American oak casks. The result is a peaty dram that is balanced nicely with malt and fruit flavors. It might not be the biggest monster on the whiskey shelf, but it's certain to be one of the the best blended scotch whiskies you'll come across.