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

€ 126.39

35 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Canvas Blended Malt CB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.40 points

  1. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. TheYenius scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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

  3. 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

  4. 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.


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