Canvas Blended Malt CB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
18 may 2021 8:56 pm by Dramtastic.86

Average value

€ 129.24

33 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

209 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Canvas Blended Malt CB

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. wndayy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    CB's canvas is very easy to drink. It has prominent orange peel and apple aroma, slight vanilla, rich honey and sweet milk chocolate. Black pepper and nutmeg make the sweet recovery longer, accompanied by the aroma of roasted almond. It can be said that it has met my expectations. If you also like orange peel + fruit flavor, you will definitely like canvas.
    • Nose
      85 85
      orange peel with ripe apple aroma, vanilla and malt.
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet honey accompanied by milk chocolate, Weihua biscuits and orange peel, a little black pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      roasted almond, vanilla mixed with nutmeg, slightly orange peel, apple flavor.

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  3. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October 2022] I had a dram during a private tasting...

    ...which is easy drinking stuff. What else to say? Nothing.

  6. holborndrinker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The Tomatin was finished for 2 years in a Spanish Orange Wine cask, blended with bourbon finished spirits. A decent dram.
    • Nose
      Honey, candlewax, polish.
    • Taste
      Mellow, there are fruit notes and wood coming in afterwards, the fruit builds.
    • Finish
      The flavour keeps building - very pleasant.

  7. thespiritofbeaumont scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Autumnal apple, citrus, vanilla, cinnamon and roasted chestnuts on the nose (18)
    Warming spice, citrus, honey, chocolate and a slight vanilla on the palate (17)
    Lingering spice, chocolate on the finish (17)
    Overall, nice, well balanced. Lovely mouthfeel, good stuff (17)

  8. TheYenius scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Amazing nose with rich vanilla, marzipan, almonds and oranges. Sadly the finish is weirdly hot (chilly) and the alcohol does not seem integrated at all. If the taste and finish could deliver what the nose promises, this would be exceptional, sadly it does not and it's one of the most disappointing CB releases I've tried.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not the best I've had from Compass Box, the Canvas could do with some more depth and interest.
    • Nose
      Vanilla custard, sweet banana and floral notes to kick things off, followed by beeswax, butter cookies and a large sprinkle of orange zest.
    • Taste
      Lovely creamy mouthfeel with touches of peach, honey and lemon, but also a whiff of nutmeg and black pepper.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak spices with a touch of vanilla sweetness. Medium in length.

  10. elipszis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Ardnamuchan style (young whisky and ex-bourbon barrels)
      touch of salt
      oak spice
      green banana
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet banana
      green grapes
      creamy and oily
    • Finish
      85 85
      woody and dry
      green grapes
      medium short

  11. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The Compass Box Canvas is a blend of a Tomatin matured in Refill Bourbon Barrel (37.5% share) and a Glenburgie matured in First Fill Bourbon Barrel (25% share), which is made from a Refill American Oak Hogshead - whatever that was May be - ripened Glen Elgin (17% share) and once again a tomatin ripened in Vino Naranja barrel (14% share) is added. The tip of the iceberg is a first-fill bourbon barrel matured Imperial with a 6.5% share.

    The key data alone promise a certain complexity, even if no age is given here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose starts with a colorful fruit basket, creamy vanilla notes and sweet pastries. Over time, this impression increases and there are butterscotch, raspberry cake and banana split. The alcohol is well integrated. Gradually, a light oak spice becomes noticeable on the edge.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The whiskey starts out stronger on the tongue than expected due to its soft aroma - but it also quickly tips off all sorts of red fruits and stone fruits. The sweet and fruity impressions are accompanied by classic ex-bourbon notes such as vanilla and honey. There are pleasant spices and a little sage.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish, the fruits slowly fade away, become a little drier and finally flow into hints of fruit tobacco. The finish is then rounded off with cocoa powder and a little oak.


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