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Compass Box This Is Not A Luxury Whisky Tasting notes and reviews

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Compass Box This Is Not A Luxury Whisky

Brand
Compass Box
Expression
This Is Not A Luxury Whisky
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
53.10%
Region
Various
Website
www.compassboxwhisky.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

91
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.

Joel Harrison

93
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.
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