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Compass Box Whisky The General Tasting notes and reviews

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Compass Box Whisky The General

Compass Box Whisky
The General
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended

Martine Nouet

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.
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.
Lingering, liquorice, oak and some walnuts too.
All the components of an old fellow. The ideal after - dinner dram.

Neil Ridley

Freshly dipped toffee apple, stewed orchard fruits, sublime vanilla, a waft of the faintest floral peat smoke and then into some riper summer fruits.
Dry, a sprinkle of powered liquorice, fresh orange zest, a return of the toffee apple, but also a darker, slightly more bitter caramel.
The oak takes a big feisty bite and leaves no prisoners. Alongside, a thread of the vanilla returns.
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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