Compass Box

This Is Not A Luxury Whisky

ABV 53.1%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Brand: Compass Box
Expression: This Is Not A Luxury Whisky
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 53.1%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Editor's Choice
Issue 132
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Blended whisky is all about poise and balance. Here you have a whisky that gives figs in Armagnac, toasted coconut. Rich balanced and utterly tempting.
Palate: A big, oily whisky, a hint of smoke, some aged rum sweetness and a large cut of lemon drizzle cake that has been made with just a hint of citrus zest. Apricots come in before the smoke cuts across.
Finish: Hearty, warming and rich. Honey and unsalted butter on thick cut whole grain toast.
Comment: Like a break in the clouds, with a product of this quality underscoring the mysteries of the blend.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Poised, elegant, mature nose of Cognac-esque dried fruit, maple syrup and tea leaves. The sawdusty oak sits beneath whilst a touch of citrus adds freshness. Tropical melon, apricot and kiwi. Butter, minty herbs and spice appear.
Palate: Fresh and citric with honey and dusty oak. Apricot, melon and guava notes. Dusty, bitter tannins come through on the middle, but the balance is spot on!
Finish: Long, fresh, crisp and herbal. Some creamy oak vanillins and dusty spice.
Comment: Simply stunning! A little more sweetness in the finish might have been nice.
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