Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
1997 & 2003
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2019 5:09 pm by Osaka

Average value

€ 157.88

26 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Myths & Legends 1 CB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Harmonious nose, creamy, with citrus fruits.
    Mouth very consistent with the nose, more civilized than a Balblair OB.
    Loose finish, with a little kick of sweet spices.

    Nose 4/5
    Mouth & Finale 3/5

  2. Kiran_kharel scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    • Nose
      94 94
      N = soft , clean & bright. petals , green leaf following with mix white berries. young leather , sand and steamed barley , which makes it more delightful..
    • Taste
      93 93
      P = Clean & smooth with mouth full of excitement.polish, tropical fruits ripe apple, pear and lime citrus . Young banana coated with ginger spice.sweet mango end .
    • Finish
      90 90
      F = Smooth , medium , dry , green tobacco with ashes and earthy ginger spice. Toasted nuts at d end.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    1529) Compass Box, Myth & Legends I, Balblair, Limited Edition (57.7% - 22Y / 26% - 16Y / 16.3% - 15Y )
    • Nose
      N- Streams of polished honey with fresh ginger, full on wood fragrant with toffee, malt candy and creamy sweet liquorice. Very bright ripe melon, dripping sweet tropical fruits and zesty green apple. Utterly elegant and it doesn't shy away. One of the best aroma I get lately. (93/23)
    • Taste
      P- Honey, toffee, tea, ginger with subtle bitter charred notes. Waxy, delicate creaminess interplay with oak dryness for sensational mouthfeel. Interestingly sweet and game-y milkiness lurking. (93/23)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, coarse honey candy, hints of ginger with unexpected, but welcoming nuttiness. (93/23)

      B/B- 93/23

      Weighted Rate- 92pt

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    It is suitable for craftsmen/cocktail lovers who are new to Wei Keng who are not used to high alcohol stimulation and practice mouthwash every morning and evening.
    • Nose
      Candied fruit box, cantaloupe, Sunkist orange, chamomile, saccharin, bread dough, vanilla.

      Following Wanwan Shirley’s uniformity, followed by CB fragrance aesthetic fatigue, in fact, only a single dimension is quite rich, but who cares?
    • Taste
      With the smell of the fragrance, a fleeting alcoholic spicy taste, Vodka, dried flower essence, mint, salt and pepper ginkgo, condensed milk, lily, tofu.
      Generally, no fat, a little sweet, no acid, no tannins, no astringency, no bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Short, orange hard candy, sweet corn paste, honey.

  5. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Solid. I like the fresh fruit, honey, malt, and gingerbread notes going on. It’s a bit on the soft-and-gentle side on the nose, but the earthy notes on the palate provide some much-needed complexity. I wish there was a bit more of that complexity on the palate, and a bit more length on the finish. I think bearing the ornate Compass Box label might have put a bit too much pressure on this whisky: it’s a nice laid-back experience, where I think some might have expected it to be a bit flashier.

    Nose: Shockingly similar to my bottle of Balblair 2005. Bright fresh fruit: melon (both honeydew and cantaloupe), pear, lime zest, zingy ginger, green grapes, and yellow plums. It’s malty too, with some bread crust and barley grist. There’s a perfumey floral note and some coconut. Some more nutty earthy notes of dunnage and hay. Honey-drenched roast nuts, nougat, and a hint of smoked cheese.

    Palate: Medium-thick texture. Green apple, pear, and malt on the arrival. The oak comes in on the development, along with honey and mild cinnamon and gingerbread. A big hit of old punky wood, nutty tobacco smoke, tart earth, coffee grounds, and salted pistachios. More hay and grass notes on the back end, with some citrus pith.

    Finish: Medium-length. Earthy, much more like the palate than the nose. More grass, ginger, banana, honey-soaked bread, and some nutty cheese (mimolette?). A hint of tobacco smoke and dried oregano.

  6. TsiAI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25℃

    Eyes: White wine smells Nose: peppermint, air freshener, wet dough, wheat hulls, wildflowers, ginger, green grass, and some sour taste of fermented dough, dry flour and wheat flavor is quite obvious Palate: Irritation is very heavy, the new wine taste and bitter base are obvious, white vinegar, white flowers, herbal rhizomes, earth, barrel taste a little, green arrow mint sugar rhyme Finish: medium, tongue root residual bitterness, wheat flavor (corn/sorghum/buckwheat Wowotou)
    Body: Medium, relatively oily, less tannin

    Nose: 83.5/100
    Palate: 82/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 83/100
    Overall: 83/100

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It’s vanilla, pepper, malt, with a earthiness as well.
    Good, but nothing that stands out as great
    • Nose
      86 86
      Creamy, bourbon vanilla, caramel, light, honey apple, grape juice
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rich, creamy, light spice, vanilla, malt, apple, white pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dry, hay, ground, apple juice, pepper,

  8. cs scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Apple and lemon then fruit candy aromas
      I really enjoyed sniffing it!
    • Taste
      84 84
      I have less hook (in fact, seen the nose, I'm disappointed!)
    • Finish
      84 84
      It's not bad but, here too, my expectations were greater


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