Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary
Stated Age
18 years old
American Oak
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Feb 2011 1:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 132.49

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23 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Double Single 18-year-old CB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    C: A blend of Glen Elgin and Port Dundas, we finish off the dregs of a bottle, open since September 2010. With just enough breath left to sing its final song, there’s a lovely simplicity to this – understandably given the makeup. Though perhaps unfair to ‘officially’ score it in its condition, I’d still give it, say, an 84 as is.

    [Not scored]

  2. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Contrary to my very first impression, I find this blended malt to be easily accessible. It can also absolutely stand for itself. But I do not share the exuberant joy of some other enthusiasts. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/31/compass-box-20th-anniversary/

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. switzyuk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose - Honey coated flowers. Sweet dessert wine. Vanilla. Baklava. Calendula cream. Fruits - Nectarine, grape, tangerine, peach.

    Palate - Honey. Vanilla icing sugar. White pepper. White chocolate. Rather light and delicate for the abv.

    Finish - Medium. Light pepper. Melted white chocolate. Vanilla and a smidgen of oak.

  5. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points (Whisky Bible 2012) to the Double Single 10th Anniversary. "...shows starkly what a little imagination and care can bring you in the way of blended scotch: sheer bliss..."

  6. numen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasted from my own bottle in Feb 2012:

    Color: pale, yellow-green
    Nose: grapefruit, lemon grass, fennel/anise like mukhwas, very bright vegetal quality (sweet celery)
    Palate: Sweet, full, rich, lemon custard, pineapple, a little pepper, stale sweet cereal (dry wood)
    Finish: short-medium and a mix of the citrus, grass, and cream

    really loved this. I took a whiff of it and it was unlike any other
    whisky that I've had. The quality is very good, and the nose is
    intoxicatingly seductive; it keeps drawing you in. This could be a
    dessert in its own right.

  7. Willie JJ scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful whisky. If only all blends were as good as this, or this was priced like a regular blend.
    • Nose
      What a lovely nose. The fruits are crisp and clean, the grain gives vanilla and biscuits, but somehow accentuates the estery fruitines of the malt.
    • Taste
      Leads with the fruit before bursting into a fizzing cinammon sugar treat. Yum.
    • Finish
      Looooong. Delightfully poised spices dance with the sugar crystals.

  8. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very special blended scotch, composed by Compass Box to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Selected from two different single whiskies only, malt and grain. That`s why they call it Double Single. Contains Glen Elgin, 18-year-old (76%) and Port Dundas, 21-year-old (24%). Really a great masterpiece crafted by John Glaser!


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