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Compass Box Enlightenment Tasting notes and reviews

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Compass Box Enlightenment

Brand
Compass Box
Expression
Enlightenment
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
46.00%
Website
www.compassboxwhisky.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

90
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.

Joel Harrison

88
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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