Dram Review: Compass Box No Name

[48.9%・Bottled In 2017・NAS・Compass Box Bottling・Limited Release of 15,000 Bottles] Nose: Sensationally peaty on the nose, loads of smoked bacon, with the dram genuinely faring quite seaweed-y with a clean, thrilling dose of milky peat gliding through. Smoked almonds and sea salt adding to the mix. Palate & Finish: Approachable and fluid. Vanilla cream effortlessly developing…

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Dram Review: Compass Box The Nectar Tenth Anniversary Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Compass Box and The Nectar Bottling・Limited Release] A predominately Ardbeg blend that was developed by Mr. John Glaser and the Compass Box team with input from The Nectar’s team for the Belgium independent bottler’s tenth anniversary. Nose: Full of maritime notes.  Hickory smoked mussels with a heavy, almost tarry substance.  At the same…

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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…

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Whisky Review: Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza Limited Edition

Style: Fruity and Honey Nose: Fragrant stone fruits, peaches and apricots diffusing gently across the nose. Light vanilla malt and coconut milk nicely augmented by chilli spices. Calm oak incense, a light, creamy honey tone pouring over more apricots and plums. Going drier towards the end, plain barley and straws with a subtle dab of…

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Dram Review: Compass Box Great King St Glasgow Blend

[43.0% • Bottled in 2014 • No Age Statement • Compass Box Bottling • Limited Edition] It occurs to me that perhaps I have been quite spoilt lately as I seem to have been taking the more assessable whiskies for granted. I suppose I only have one liver and I need to make choices in…

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Dram Review: Compass Box “The Double Single”

[46.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled in 2004・Compass Box Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Barley sugar and grain spices on the nose, no wonder they named this the double single, it’s a clever blending of two whiskies, one single grain from Port Dundas and one single malt from Glen Elgin. Well rounded with hint of meatiness to go with a…

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