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Overall rating
90.27/100
votes
69
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottled
2011
Casktype
American Oak Hogshead, 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
1323
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Dec 2011 7:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 379,95

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Tastingtags

11 Notes

Akoo
Expert Senior Akoo Tasting note
29 Jun 2015 8:14 pm
Akoo gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Puissant, mentholé. Des notes de noisettes et de noix. Un parfum presque envoutant. Des notes d'humus, de sous bois, des notes automnales. En même temps, un côté très frais. Olives, moutarde, épices douces.

Taste

Une bonne dose de tourbe, de sucre, de cannelle, de réglisse, de caramel. Puissant, enivrant. Déclicieux.

Finish

Très intense sur la réglisse et la tourbe

Comments

Un peaty sherry au top.

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dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
09 May 2015 5:19 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 93 points

Nose: Gorgeous and rich. So mature. So much balance. So much class. Smoke and smooth natural caramels. Creamy sweetness and mildly spiced white bread dough. Fruit salad in sugar syrup (think canned fruit cocktail). Now some more mature dried fruit notes. This is really an astounding nose. The earthiness of peat has been softened to allow the smoke to show through. Just the slightest bit of the typical Caol Ila briny citric edge. Immaculate.

Palate: Creamy…caramel-y…smoky…fruity…sexy…sassy. Oh, man…I truly love this whisky. Fruits in melted toffee. The perfect harmony struck here between spice, smoke, wood and cereal. Almost too easy a drinker, even at 53.7%. I could happily curl up with this bottle and a great book until the wee hours.

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Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
13 Apr 2015 11:16 pm

Goûté blind.

Nez de sherry fumé avec un côté fermier classe.

Tourbe fruitée, le milieu ramène le côté fermier avec la puissance. Belle texture et belle ampleur.

Finale longue et puissante sans être alcooleuse.

Très bon.

numen
Expert Senior numen Tasting note
08 Jun 2014 11:30 pm
numen gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Interesting! A touch smoky and a subtle almost salty coastal quality. There's an underlying sweet malt base. Grassy. If you really work at it, you gt a touch of red fruit (berries); the sherry is extremely subdued. Honey, toffee, crystallized barley. Pretty obviously dominated by the ex-bourbon quality, but more other elements than the other Compass Boxes in this line-up.

Taste

Delicious. Creamy with just a bit of lemon soda water. Sugar water, thin honey, vanilla, cardamom. Soft wood. Cinnamon. Graphite and a touch of ash. Really very light and elegant. Maybe a little sherry in the recesses, merged with lightly earthy/peaty notes. Eventually, more red fruit, but it's not the strongest. Cherries?

Finish

Ashy, but all the same. There are a host of flavors here. The basic malty quality leads the way; it's very good here. The ash/peat and sherry balance it and give some balance and complexity. A very good effort.

Comments

from a purchased sample

SMC-HH
Expert Senior SMC-HH Review note
01 Jun 2014 3:52 pm
SMC-HH gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.3
Nose
92
Initial taste
88
Body
94
Finish
90
Price
95
Presentation
100
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Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
16 May 2014 4:44 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Très sherry sur les fruits cuits. Une légère fumée et un peu de poussière. Nez néanmoins timide je trouve.

Taste

Fondue sur le sherry. La fumée peine à se montrer. De l’amertume de pelure de poire.

Finish

Explosion poivrée dans la gorge et du bois sur la langue.

Comments

Pas mauvais, mais rien n’en ressort de particulier non plus. Je le trouve difficile à décortiquer, et le côté tourbé est trop écrasé par la couche sherry.

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
08 Dec 2013 9:29 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Well, the nose is very interesting indeed. While the Caol Ila takes care of a coastal jacket with a touch of salt and moss, itâ€

Taste

Perfect arrival, spicy and peaty with loads of citrus. Caol Ila takes over. Graphite. Hints of ashes, earth and sweet peat. Olive oil. Cardemom. Cinnamon. Oak. The whole is wrapped in a blanket of red fruit. The second wave contains dark chocolate, orange peel, raisins and dades Hint of coconut and chicory.

Finish

The finish is long and dry, making a perfect pas-de-deux between the peat and the sherry.

Comments

Oh, crap, another blend that scores a 90. We shall not make this a habit. At the same time, the Last Vatted Grain was bottled as well, but I have not yet had the fortune to try it. This blend can still be found, but will set you back around 200 EUR or more.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
27 Apr 2013 10:18 pm

Description by SCOMA:

This limited bottling is a final farewell to the vatted malt. A filling, which was brought out with pride and honor. This whiskey is the result of a marriage of fine old Speyside and Islay whiskeys. At midnight on 22.11.2011 ended the era. Since then, it`s illegal to use malt on the label of the Scotch Malt Whiskys-term vatted, he describes a whiskey which is composed of several single malt whiskeys. Distilleries are: Aberlour (36 years old in 1974) of Speyside and Port Askaig (26 years old in 1984) from the island of Islay.
granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Tasting note
03 Mar 2013 1:32 am
granella2003 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Minty, buttery and spicy with notes of ice wine, a touch of gentle smoke, a little prune juice and some subtle peat.

Taste

Full and sweet with a whack of sherried malt and peat smoke, chocolate raisins and berry fruits. A hint of rhubarb crumble and wood smoke, with a little linseed and pine resin.

Finish

Peaty, smoky and oily with toffee brittle and salty butter.

Comments
QuarterCentury
Connoisseur QuarterCentury Note
26 Dec 2011 2:40 am
QuarterCentury gave this whisky 93 points

A whisky commemorating the end of an era in Whisky history - the enactment of the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009. After the 22nd of November 2011 whiskies can no longer be labelled as Vatted Malts, the new term being the (debatably) confusing Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. This bottling, a cask strength vatting of 36-year-old Speyside malt and 26-year-old Islay malt, is Compass Box`s tribute. Just 1323 bottles of this were released.

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