Delilah's Limited Edition CB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
25th Anniversary of Legendary Chicago Punk Rock Whisky Bar
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
19 May 2018 2:00 pm by Yeyel

Average value

€ 118.92

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86 × member ratings

276 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Delilah's Limited Edition CB

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Richard Woodard tells us:

    Delilah’s XXV, bottled to commemorate the bar’s anniversary in August, is the second collaboration between bar owner Mike Miller and Compass Box’s John Glaser.

    The first, released in 2013 to mark the bar’s 20th anniversary, was a blend of malt whisky from Teaninich and Glen Elgin, plus grain from Cameronbridge, and was matured in a mix of experimental new American oak barrels.

    It is said to have had a ‘pronounced sweetness’, and its remainder forms the base (29%) of the new blend after spending a further five years in cask.

    This is supplemented by malt whisky from Miltonduff, Teaninich, Linkwood and ‘malt whisky made near the town of Aberlour’, plus grain whisky from Cameronbridge distillery.

    The result is described as ‘a characterful whisky with notes of vanilla and spice, and rich Sherry wine character reminiscent of dried fruits and baking spices’.

    At 46% abv, 8,520 bottles are available worldwide, in Europe from May and in the US from June, priced at £100/US$100 per bottle.

  2. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I think the nose and the mouth feeling is the best part of the whisky. Overall quite enjoyable and an easy drinker. Sweet, so ideal for dessert. maybe a bit too simple for the price range, but enjoyable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Alcohol, raisins, leather, wood, vanilla, apples.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The alcohol is present but subsides fast, dried fruits, a bit of honey maybe and some herbs. Not very complex and rather sweet. Full, creamy feeling in the mouth.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, the alcohol stays present. The creamy feeling lasts on the tongue.

  3. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes from an online tasting with 15 participants
    Nose; Fruit compote
    Creamy, sherry, delicate wood notes
    Smell like banana
    Sorbet, cream, whipped cream
    Anke tastes mildly caramel
    Unfortunately disappears too quickly
    65 points
    Christmassy, cardamom, clove nutmeg ...
    I find it nicely balanced
    Taste: already beautifully full-bodied for its 46%, delicate spicy notes, vanilla, fruity aftertaste, hint of walnut shell
    still has strength for 46%
    easy to drink
    Nice flavor and a macadamia nut finish
    find him good
    some cocoa at the end
    On average 83.5 points
    also from me 83 points
    85 points from us
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    80 points
    Cut 84 points

  4. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    Mike Miller opened his punk rock whisky bar Delilah’s in Chicago in 1993. I has been open every single day ever since. You can find more than 1.000 beers and spirits. Even the Belgian Oerbier and Duvel are served. In 2013, for the 20th anniversary, Compass Box created Delilah’s, a special blend. It was very popular and so it was re-created again in 2018, albeit with an extra maturation on sherry casks. It contains approximately 10% grain whisky – I presume Cameronbrigde. The result is this Delilah’s XXV.

    If you are expecting a sherry bomb, think again. I get mostly baked apples with cinnamon, candied ginger and a pinch of nutmeg, some laurel and lots of caramel paste. The sherry influence is rather limited, but the nose is quite pleasant all the same.

    The body is fine and so is the strength. Now the spices arrive first, with cloves and nutmeg in the lead, followed by sherry notes in the guise of candied orange peel and cherry candy. A bit too candy-like to my taste, but far from bad. Hint of milk chocolate with pieces of candied fruit and nuts in the mix, like Cadbury’s.

    The finish is spicy, medium long and softly drying.

    A very pleasant and approachable whisky. One to share with friends on Christmas Eve. In Chicago, obviously.

  6. the_muskox scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Pretty nice. It’s quite sweet, so definitely a dessert whisky. That combined with the small amount of grain whisky and good dose of oak give it a real bourbon-like quality. It’s still obviously a scotch, of course, but still. I do love all the pastry notes on the nose. The finish, too, has this luscious creaminess that really elevates the dram. I can’t decide if this whisky is an afternoon tea or a Sunday morning breakfast.

    Nose: Sweet and plush. Lots of pastries. Custardy brioche French toast, dusted with cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup. Or maybe maple-syrup-soaked blueberry pancakes? Icing-sugar-glazed lemon squares? Cranberry-studded scones? Shorbread cookies with raspberry jam? All of the above, I think. Vanilla, golden syrup. Some peach and melon slices.

    Palate: Medium texture. Lemon and a touch of grain up front, then more sweet cereals and pastries. Honey granola and toasted oats. Lots of oak and vanilla in the middle, very bourbon-y. Some black tea, cloves, and grapefruit towards the back.

    Finish: Fairly long, with a thick mouth-coating creamy effect. Loads of buttery shortbread and whipped cream, vanilla, slivered almonds, and milk chocolate. Sweet bourbon-soaked oak and more of those maple-soaked pancakes.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Implar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, layered, complex whisky. I’m missing a bit of a “hook” though.

    • Nose
      Nose: There’s quite a bit going on here. At first there’s spices: ginger, nutmeg, some cinnamon. Then there’s green apple and a lovely caramel note. Some slight sherry fruit tones, furniture cleaner and is that bayleaf?
    • Taste
      Palate: It starts off with the spices once again, mainly nutmeg. Then some hints of those sherry fruits in the form of cherries and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Finish: Medium long finish. The milk chocolate turns to dark chocolate, some coffee and roasted pinenuts.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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