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Compass Box Whisky The General Tasting notes and reviews

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Compass Box Whisky The General

Brand
Compass Box Whisky
Expression
The General
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
53.40%

Martine Nouet

87
Nose
Obvious sherry influence. Dried fruit. Apricot, dates, candied orange and kumquat. Cardamom, cinnamon. Complex, old. Damp cellar with even a musty character. A hint of passion fruit.
Palate
Sweet at first then the oak speaks up. Assertive but not aggressive. Plenty of passion fruit and liquorice. Reminds me of very old cognacs. The alcohol is not biting.
Finish
Lingering, liquorice, oak and some walnuts too.
Comment
All the components of an old fellow. The ideal after - dinner dram.

Neil Ridley

83
Nose
Freshly dipped toffee apple, stewed orchard fruits, sublime vanilla, a waft of the faintest floral peat smoke and then into some riper summer fruits.
Palate
Dry, a sprinkle of powered liquorice, fresh orange zest, a return of the toffee apple, but also a darker, slightly more bitter caramel.
Finish
The oak takes a big feisty bite and leaves no prisoners. Alongside, a thread of the vanilla returns.
Comment
A wonderful nose with an equally cracking palate, let down a little by the dominance of the oaky dominance at the end.
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