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Hedonism Blended Grain Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
84.14/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB165747
Category
Blended Grain
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
The Signature Range
Bottled
16.08.2018
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Casks
Casknumber
Batch MMXVIII-C
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5065000482039
Added on
18 Sep 2020 9:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.63

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31 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hedonism Blended Grain Scotch Whisky CB

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20.5)
    Funny experience, perfectly shows how a bourbon barrel affects alcohol (84.5)
    • Nose
      The aroma is lacquer, borbon ... caramel sweetness, vanilla, cream, spicy vegetables. Excellent bourbon !!! ???? Green grass, chocolate and a little metal (21.5)
    • Taste
      Sweet, Creamy, Vanilla Horror (21)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet, varnish and vanilla ... grain (21)

  2. fnk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The first time I tried Grain whiskey and I must say that it left a very good impression. Unusual aroma, "impregnated" with sweetness at all stages. Very good, the scale has quietly left, I do not mind buying the Central Bank) I will continue to get acquainted with the products of Compass Box.

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. HedonistMan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Golden sun colour, rich and powerful taste
    • Nose
      Candy, vanilla cream, some coconut
    • Taste
      Sweet, rich and complete. Like expensive candy with vanilla
    • Finish
      The same, maybe more honey

  7. mrmalty scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I love the nose on this. I get the sweet vanilla immediately, and the fruity bouquet was fantastic to just inhale! But, for some reason the pallet did not fulfill the expectations that were set pre-sip. Something was amiss in taste, almost an awkward bitter (?) contrast to the great fruity nose. Hedonism provided a new alternative to the single malts that I've been enjoying, but I'm not so thrilled with my overall experience given the price.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. holborndrinker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Shows that grain whisky can taste just as good as malt - sweet, light & lovely (unlike me).
    • Nose
      82 82
      Bourbon notes - sweet, fruity, woody.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light, sweet, foam bananas. Could drink this like water.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet notes persist - medium length.

  9. the_muskox scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    This is basically the scotch version of a wheat whisky. It’s soooo bubblegum-forward. I think it’s actually saved by the casks. The toasty, oaky, vanilla character smooths things out a bit. There’s also not a hint of the metallic thinness usually associated with Scottish grain whisky.
    You may notice that this review’s a bit shorter than my usual word-splosion. I see and appreciate what Mr. Glaser is trying to do here, and think he really does succeed. For my palate though, it doesn’t quite work. Maybe another time.

    Nose: Light and sugary-sweet. Very wheat-forward. Bubblegum, vanilla, and pear drops. Some fake banana flavouring like in banana candies. Delicate and slightly creamy.

    Palate: Light texture. Oh man, it’s a bubblegum bomb. Like at first it just tasted like distilled bubblegum. There’s a little more going on, though. The bubblegum turns into banana cream pie, coconut, and vanilla. There’s a nice fuzzy heat on the development- pepper, toasted wood, and nutmeg. A bit of a rice-wine-esque tartness.

    Finish: Lingering sweetness. Lots more vanilla now, along with more nutmeg and some honeycomb. Definitely some bubblegum hanging on.

  10. GJR scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Doesn't do it for me. Flat a little boring grain.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

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