Overall rating
87.46/100
votes
147
Whiskybase ID
WB212583
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
05.07.2021
Number of bottles
10794
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 05.07.21 3 06:28 BB
Barcode
5060632880284
Added on
11 jun 2022 4:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 138.03

71 × in wishlist

147 × member ratings

521 × in collection

Whisky reviews for No Name N° 3 CB

29 users have left 32 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.46 points.

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: becomes almost too thin, so be careful when adding water, the Laphi character becomes even clearer

    Conclusion: beautiful Laphi, whose power is broken a little by the glare, the Bowie and the Mortlach seem to be imaginable. A bit too young for me, 2-3% ABV might have been better. Somehow that certain something is missing
    • Nose
      86 86
      clear Laphi character, strong peat with iodine and salt, asphalt, some banana, vanilla, subtle beeswax and a little meat stock, charcoal, liquorice pastilles, citrus/grapefruit notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite easy entry, slightly velvety mouthfeel, sweet vanilla, fruity, then comes the peat, strong with salt and iodine
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, peaty with flowery nuances, light sweetness, metallic, hardly any wood

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  3. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Remu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A whisky I really like
    The best fruit performance of the No Name series
    Elegant, old school smoky and peat
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very laphroaig, very smoky, peat not too strong, very sweet fruit, a hint of floral. The taste of maltose is always with us
    • Taste
      87 87
      The entrance is very soft, light smoke and a bit of peat, then it quickly switches to a sweet yellow fruit, there's a little bit of sweetness at the end, there's a hint of woody spice at the end, the whole thing has a nice roast malt aroma, it's very pleasant, but there's a little bit of water, it's not strong enough. There's a little bit of old laphroaig
    • Finish
      86 86
      Hints of smoke and peat, roasted malt, threads of orange, lemon peel oil, apricot peel

  6. TimkoT scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. yufanzaojian scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    A peated whisky of ultimate elegance, warm, balanced and complex.

  8. wndayy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Compass box's no name 3 is very warm and elegant! The whole has a prominent taste, with strong smoke, pepper spices, sweet flower fragrance, elegant wood fragrance, slight oil feeling, and sweet yellow fruit. This makes the taste full, warm and elegant, with both young vitality and just the right lingering charm! Is my expectation for Compass box!!!
    • Nose
      88 88
      strong smoke with flower fragrance, vanilla with the smell of roasted barley, elegant oak aroma and slow caramel.
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong smoke with yellow fruit, slight oil, spices with roasted barley flavor, and sweet vanilla cream.
    • Finish
      88 88
      obvious pepper, slightly spicy, barbecued charcoal, slowly appearing salty taste, fruit aroma and sweet vanilla.

  9. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    I could afford Compass Box back in the day but it has now become a victim of it's own success, for us that is, not them.
    This by the way is a good balanced vetted malt.
    • Nose
      84 84
      I'm not that good at detecting other whiskies in this, I get the Laphroaig alright, anything else has been bullied out.
      Nice though and what you would expect, iodine and dusty ash.
      You can make out the fruit notes and I am hoping it will be well balanced because that is what I'm feeling.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Yeah the balance is good and what comes along with it is a certain dryness and for me in this case is a good thing.
      At 48% it's just right, you want a kick to go with It.
      After a few sips the fruit notes start to arrive first, be it only for a short time then stand back and wait for the peat explosion.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A long finish and again the balance is good but eventually succumbed by the Laphroaig and his size tens.
      Dry and ashy at the very death.

  10. Gil firth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tell you the truth. Its my favourite no name.
    Laphroaig with nice touches. Maritime, iodine, sweet orange fruits, sweet honey.
    Incredible. Feels a bit like old style peat!

  11. mandragoru scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Toned down Laphroaig in the smell, taste and finish. Great blend!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The kind of bottling that renews your faith in Compass Box.

    Laphroaig dominates it, as expected, while Mortlach and Clynelish provide texture and depth. Bowmore is harder to detect, but a "salted lemons" vibe on the nose and vague intimations of tropical fruit hint in the finish at its presence.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A good sense of age, with creamy ex-bourbon oak influence and "heavy" distillates providing weight and texture. Really gains with time in the glass. Very sweet, with well-behaved oak, good depth and some surprising floral accents. More refined and subtle than you might expect from a teenaged peated blend.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Super creamy and savory-sweet. No burn at all, but instead a great, oily mouthfeel. Dried herbs, cardamom, caraway, camphor, thyme honey, sauna infusions, and toward the death also flashes of apricot, peach, pineapple, and melon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      More herbal and briny now, with pockets of peppery heat and still a massive sweetness.

  14. Julia E S scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose

    Very Laphroaig, nice smoky, maritime with seaweed, sandy beach, salt, medicinal with some TCP, iodine and plaster and some ash.
    Behind the first impression of smoke, however, it quickly becomes beautifully fruity with grilled pineapple, ripe pears, oranges and lemons. In addition, a few gummy bears and spicy notes of basil, bay leaf and some mint.

    palate

    A great sweetness on the palate. The aromas on the nose are very present. Everything seems very harmonious and well composed.

    In the finish, the smoke has come to stay, accompanied by pleasant oak aromas and the previously mentioned herbs.

    I love it! The price is a bit ambitious, but not a disappointment.

  15. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, and not what I expected. That 11.3% of Bowmore in there seems to be hogging the spotlight from the Laphroaig! Fine with me, as I’m very partial to the old, soft, tropical Bowmore flavours that are pervasive in this whisky. The extent of the Laphroaig, from my taste at least, seems to be limited to an undercurrent of medicinal bitterness and green apple. I think this is my favourite No Name yet, perfect for a warm rainy spring day like today.
    • Nose
      Cool medicinal peat smoke. Iodine and bandaids. Soft lychee, dried pear, apricot, orange peel. Salted cashews and French biscuits with chocolate. There’s a creaminess, almost a soft cheese. Soft herbs – thyme, basil, mint, parsley. Maybe vaguely beeswaxy? Yeah, beeswaxed boards. A little sandalwood, vanilla, and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Medium-light texture. Arrives herbal and seaweedy, along with soft green tropical fruit like guava and key lime. Some rich maltiness. Develops medicinal first, the gets sweeter, floral, and fragrant, with that characteristic (to me at least) Bowmore green tea note emerging. Coastal mud, salty sea spray, and medicinal smoke. Deep inside is a subtle meaty sweet-savouriness, some kind of stewed pork with chilis? Distant campfire fading into dark chocolate and mango. Interesting spice notes of clove and cardamom.
    • Finish
      Medium-length, slightly tannic. Smooth smoke. Mango. Basil. Chocolate. Herbal-savoury, maybe caraway. Seaweed. Marble rye. Burning spruce boughs and wet grass. More cardamom. Hot asphalt. Sea salt.

  16. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A pour and a liberal sample from my friend Hans.
    One of the few new bottles I feel I "need" after having a try.
    • Nose
      89 89
      On my second go at this one I get a much clearer perception of the Laphroaig which I struggled a bit with on the first glass.
      At 15 years and only bourbon cask the peat have receded and mellowed a bit, and the fruity bits are brighter than with a sherry cask mix.
      I imagine I can pick up a little meat and spice from the Mortlach as well as a hint of waxy Clynelish.
      The Bowmore eludes me, but then in my opinion Bowmore have lost all consistency and anything under 20YO can be all over the place.
      And even if I get notes of leather, not old and crackly but soft and well cared for Connolly mixed with hot engine fumes I doubt this is from the Bowmore/Aston Martin colaboration.
    • Taste
      90 90
      I wouldn't say light, but it has a very gentle arrival with an almost waxy mouthfeel.
      From then on it's upwards on bold notes.
      Smoke, although not overly peaty to start with, but it develops in that direction towards the end.
      Salty, and more iodine than I have come to expect from Laphroaig lately.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spice grow into the finish, and the peat also becomes more definable along with sweet red fruit.

  17. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/croydon-whisky-festival-2022-part-2-2/

    C: A lovely one to finish this fab festival on. The blend of Bowmore, Laphroaig, Clynelish, and Mortlach, it smells & tastes as well as it reads. The Laphroaig drives and everything else slots right in behind it. Very decent.

  18. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    03.04.2022
    • Nose
      cold smoke, salt, lemon, maritime, honey, caramel, moss
    • Taste
      Honey, a little apricot, moss, salt, maritime, ash

  19. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Stammtisch Dram#4:
    Nice middle-age Laphi with depth.
    This Compass Box Whiskey is also blinded.
    price goes like this. I think it won't do anything against a good batch of 10 CS. Still good.
    • Nose
      89 89
      smoke and citrus.
      First I was with Caol Ila, but after a few seconds the Iod and the Mulbinde come. Grilled sea bream with lemon and a little salt. rosemary and thyme. Develops quite well over time. Leather, walnut shell and caramel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medicinal and citric.
      salt, lemon, mulbinder and iodine.
      Pleasantly viscous and strong in alcohol.
      The second sip sweeter and like forest honey.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Strong and smoky.
      Cold smoke, fried bacon, rosemary and lemon zest.

  20. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Composed of:
    - 15 y.o. Laphroaig matured in a recharred hogshead (74.7%)
    - 18 y.o. Bowmore matured in a refill bourbon barrel (11.3%)
    - 18 y.o. Mortlach matured in a recharred barrel (7.5%)
    - 17 y.o. Clynelish matured in a refill sherry butt (6.0%), and
    - 13 y.o. Highland Malt Blend matured in a high toast, custom French oak cask (0.5%)

    Aggregate age: 15.7 years

  21. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Laphroaig character really stands out for me here. I can also detect the waxiness of Clynelish and the subtle floral complexity of Bowmore.
    I find this expression significantly more interesting and characterful than previous iterations.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Distillery - Recharred Hogshead - 74.7%
    Bowmore Distillery - First Fill Bourbon Barrel - 11.3%
    Mortlach Distillery - Recharred Barrel - 7.5%
    Clynelish Distillery - Refill Sherry Butt - 6.0%
    Highland Malt Blend - Custom French Oak Cask High Toast - 0.5%

  24. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very fine and charcoal smoke. The blackish particles clog the throat and lungs. Engine oil, gas oil, old tire, rusty nails. This is Laphroaig. Paired with old smoked meat from Mortlach, greasy wax from Clynelish, and a few white fruits from Bowmore. Nice blend, it's successful as always at Compass Box. On the palate, a good balance between thick peat and a nice sweetness. Sponge cake, marzipan. Juicy pear and some vegetable scents. Very nice finish, but not very robust, quite long however, a touch of coffee, cold meat, charcoal and earth.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/12/compass-box-no-name-n3.html
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. Expraesi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  26. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. lucero did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Is there really a version with Miltonduff instead of Mortlach ?
    Bottled : XXXX-20XX ?
    Number of Bottles : XXXXX ?

  28. Larry411 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Red velvet cake, elegant flowers, red gummies, cinnamon hearts, sea salt, menthol, pink bubblegum, some medicine, and some burning plastic. The taste/finish is medium short. If the flavour lasted longer, I might've scored this 1 point higher. Still quite good. (Notes from Nov. 15 /21, with a score around 88-89).
    Edit: After revisiting it a month later ( after some oxidation and past the shoulder), this is working for me. It now comes across as "elegant" and the finish has a satisfying length to it. (90pts).

  29. Unoudeuxverres scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    On the nose, there is a lot of Laphroaig peat with resin, yellow fruit and crab.
    The palate is supple on honey, fresh fruit and langoustine.
    On the finish, the smoke becomes denser with a marine influence. It's long with notes of lemon, wax and shellfish.
    A well constructed dram in which I find exceptional balance.

  30. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  31. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88
      Turns from bonfire / medicinal to soft ashy, minutes later... the finish lasts forever.

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