Compass Box

3 Years Old Deluxe

ABV 49.2%
REVIEWED Issue 142
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Brand: Compass Box
Expression: 3 Years Old Deluxe
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: 3 years old
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 49.2%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Very waxy, with polish and heaps of oranges, orchard fruits and toffee. A dirty, smoky quality that gives way to honey-glazed ham.
Palate: Wonderful notes of baked apples in cinnamon, nutmeg, heather honey – and very waxy. Oranges, grapefruits, slightly acidic. Milk chocolate and cashew nuts. Cloves. Hint of pepper and lime juice.
Finish: Long, peppery, with polish, oranges and plenty of oiliness.
Comment: A slippery fellow and too much of one thing, but a charmer nonetheless.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Pear, specifically Williams and Conference, and pear drops. Sweet and savoury spices – vanilla, and turmeric. Water releases lovely stone fruit aromas.
Palate: Soft and fresh, with orchard fruits drizzled in evaporated milk and vanilla ice-lollies with sawdust. Sticky hops sidle into the fray. Water tempers slightly, bringing some nectarine.
Finish: Slightly bitter, sticky and green, accompanied by nectarine.
Comment: For goodness' sake, I got the hoppy, hoppy shake…
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