Compass Box


Limited Edition

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: Enlightenment, Compass Box
Expression: Limited Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Compass Box
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Lovely, mature, dusty oak and barley is balanced by a thread of lithe gooseberry and lime. Fragrant apricot, toasty oak, vanilla and subtle mineral notes appear with time.
Palate: Creamy oak and mature tropical fruit (apricot, banana, melon). Luscious and juicy but the citrus and mineral notes add a touch of austerity.
Finish: Long and succulent with the mature oak returning; citrus and minerals.
Comment: An exceptionally well-crafted vatted malt with a lovely balance of maturity and youth.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Ah, we have that wonderful mix of spices and citrus notes. Think of lemon sherbet and liquorice, a classic combo. Also hints of grapefruit and green apple sours.
Palate: The green apple cuts through the palate with more of the sherbet coming in at the back. This fizzes away in the best possible way, like a Blanc de Blanc.
Finish: It’s still fizzing; I love the way whisky can do this. Lemon sherbet again.
Comment: Like a kid in a candy shop, this is old school Tangfastics.
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