Compass Box


ABV 49%
REVIEWED Issue 190
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Brand: Compass Box
Expression: Delos
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 49%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 190
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Strawberry laces, blackcurrant wine gums, freshly sawn oak and distinctive dunnage aromas. Malted milk biscuit, whey powder, white chocolate. With time, peach hard candies. Subtle herbal notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied. Heightened herbal element evocative of thyme. Then cherry candy, black and rooibos teas honey, bergamot orange, and a little lime pickle. Treacle tart with whipped cream.
Finish: Long on subtle herbal, floral and nutty notes. Just a touch of cucumber.
Comment: Sophisticated, immensely complex, and continuously evolving.
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Buttery caramels and vanilla sponge cake. Tinned pears and a little nutmeg. Apple slices with almond butter. A crunchy florality like dandelions or marigolds. Orange marmalade.
Palate: Light-medium. Vanilla sponge, studded with toffee apple chunks. A hint of bitter coffee. Baked pears and blossom honey. Nutty rye bread, praline biscuits, candied peel, and a touch of mace.
Finish: Short, with salted caramel and floral notes, but some warmth lingers.
Comment: Good complexity matched with a nice softness of character.
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