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No Name Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB104176
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottled
2017
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
832889008514
Market
us United States
Added on
26 Nov 2017 8:21 am by JamieC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 113.82

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39 × member ratings

236 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for No Name Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Compass Box releases in the last couple years.
    • Nose
      80 80
      8/7 Sharp oily smoke, banana, spice, fruit. Funky, abrasive, and right up my alley. // With water, tamer, but still appealing.
    • Taste
      90 90
      9/8.5 Clearly Ardbeg, but Ardbeg with a TWIST. It's still oily, but with spice and tropical fruit and a *serious* char. // Water brings out some fatter, chewier notes, a hint of vanilla, and some herbal elements that surprise me.
    • Finish
      85 85
      8.5/8 Long, strong, and exceptional.

  2. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smoke, iodine, medicinal, fruity, maritime, turpentine, some tar, spicy, oak. Lively, good start, medium body but slightly watery, good intensity.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Benefit from a few drops of water ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Pianka scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  5. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Color: Cloudy Pale Gold

    Nose: Peat. Immediately, there is a combination of spicy notes, black licorice, and some tar. Very quickly, though, it begins to take on a more coastal character: salty air, seawater. Knowing this is Ardbeg blended with a smaller quantity of Caol Ila, I can't say I'm terribly surprised with this. It's a very nice profile for a big Islay bruiser. Knowing Compass Box, though, it'll be tempered with some class...

    Taste: And it is. This is a lovely, restrained-but-still-punchy palate. The mouthfeel is terrific: coating and relaxing. The coastal character is mostly gone. The peat remains, but it's not a smack to the face when you taste it; rather, it's a smoky backbone that provides a great oomph to the otherwise elegant malt. This is terrific, bourbon-matured Islay with a touch of Clynelish that I actually can sense doing some work along with the Caol Ila. Don't get much difference with water. The strength is already pretty much dead-on for drinking.

    Finish: Long, really long. A warm spice residue along with a bit of licorice.

    Comments: Not a ton to add, frankly. This was all expected. Compass Box bottling Ardbeg cum Caol Ila/Clynelish and putting it in the usual striking packaging? Yeah, about right.

  6. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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