No Name Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB104176
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Re-Charred & Refill American Oak
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
832889008514
Market
United States United States
Added on
26 nov 2017 8:21 am by JamieC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 113.82

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47 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for No Name Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.22 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.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    A bit mixed on the nose but quite straight on the palate
    • Nose
      83 83
      Cigar tobacco, bonfire, smoke, some peat, ashes, soot, some coastal notes, some fruity and floral notes in the background, wet hay, some cooked vegetables
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peaty, smoky, herbal, spices, little sweetness, black tea
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warm, peaty, smoke, herbal, a tad bitter

  4. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Saltine crackers and motor oil, or is it seaweed and tar? It smells of salt and machinery with a bit of ginger spice and honey sweetness. Lurking in the background is a hint of English Breakfast tea.
    • Taste
      Salty sea shore, wet sand, faint smoke, and a heavy dose of medicinal iodine dominate the palate. Holly, florals, and holiday ginger give depth to the peat-rich flavors. Herbal dried autumn leaves and chimney smoke give a real seasonal impression.
    • Finish
      Lingering salt water taffy and tingling spices.

  5. Gil firth scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A monster! Tar. Peat beast. Lemon. Apples. Great.

  6. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  7. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Pianka scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  9. 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.

  10. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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