Compass Box

The Last Vatted Malt

Islay & Speyside

ABV 53.7%
REVIEWED Issue 102
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Brand: The Last Vatted Malt, Compass Box
Expression: Islay & Speyside
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 53.7%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 102
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A deep, smoky nose but its a peatinesss that's well integrated with a lush fruitiness. Dry roasted spices and tobacco. The overall effect is like woodsmoke clinging to the clothes while sitting round a campfire.
Palate: Light smoky to start then it deepens into those cooked fruits and a little black olive tapenade.
Finish: Sweet and smoked.
Comment: Every element in harmony and adding to a complex whole. A triumph.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherried. Pungent. Biscuity. A fruity sweetness in the back. Peaty as well. Earth, moss and wet leaves. Distant smoke.
Palate: Sweet at first, then the oak grips releases a bitter flavour. Fizzy on the tongue. Dark chocolate, liquorice. Burnt caramel.
Finish: Dry and crisp. Oaky aftertaste.
Comment: A strong character. Peat and sherry are closely interlaced. A warmer upon icy days.
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