Whisky Review: Compass Box “This is not a luxury whisky”

Style: Summer Berries and Cream Chocolate

Nose:

Alluring blue berries dipped in silky milk chocolate on the nose. Honey drizzled on green pears, stewed fruits and more summer berries followed by teasing spice. All sweet and comfy. Then there is a shy, drier facet – acidic limestone and five spices following through, underneath sits a subtle but steady grassy base which gels everything together.

Palate:

Satisfying mix of fragrant fruits and creamy chocolate on the palate. More fresh and ripe blueberries, cooked fruits and berry compote simmering in a delicious pool of melted milk chocolate. Soft but bright grassy tone lights up the rhythm, vanillic cereal grains dripping with waxy honeycomb. Very nice. Peppermint spice powers through and carries rich and oily sweetness to the end. Blackcurrants, nutella finishes with a touch of toasted oak and crystallized barley sugar.

Finish:

Thick blue berries yogurt stays on, malt biscuit finishes with a light peppermint note.

Thoughts:

What an eye dazzling whisky we have here. Sherry dried fruits are nicely honed by dignified, waxy grains while the delicate grassy undertone gives out a positive vibe. Glamorous creamy texture, beautiful layerings, can’t complain really… By the way yes, this is a luxury whisky, here’s the component breakdown – 79% 19 years old first fill sherry butt Glen Ord, 17% 40 years old Strathclyde and 4% 30 years old Caol Ila. I think each component can fetch quite a bit of fortune these days. This blended scotch is bloody brilliant.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

[53.1% • 2015 Bottled • Blended Whisky • No Age Statement • Non Chill Filtered • Natural Colour • Limited Release • 4992 Bottles]