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Overall rating
85.59/100
votes
155
Whiskybase ID
WB81159
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottled
04.2016
Number of bottles
5922
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5065000482978
Added on
15 Apr 2016 9:13 pm by Callo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 229.00

29 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

393 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Enlightenment NAS CB

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.59 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little closed at the beginning, but I could only access a background sample, maybe stale. The atmosphere is sweet anyway. On the palate, sweet, fresh, creamy. It has the flexibility of a blend. Beautiful fruits all in flexibility and subtlety. This expression contains a majority of Clynelish, and a significant portion of Glentauchers, which makes this distillery the red thread of the day, thanks to the very competent wine merchant who chose the bottles for me.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Simple and young tasting profile. A little paraffin and honeydew melon. Lots of vanilla. I guess it comes across a little weak and simple. The palate is a little bit chemical and young grassy spirit. I think it was cheap when it came out, so can’t be too hard on it, but not really a memorable one. Good enough to not think about.

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This is a very tasty and stylized malt. It sits right in that dry-waxy-herbal-fresh flavour profile, which I happen to really enjoy. It feels like Compass Box knew exactly what they wanted this whisky to taste like, and nailed it. In my experience, it’s probably most similar to something like Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask or Tobermory 10. It’s at about the same quality level for me too: very good and refined, but not quite mind-blowing.

    Nose: Fresh, sweet, and refined. Loads of buttery shortbread biscuits. Fresh green fruit, honey, and a Clynelish-y paraffin note. Key lime pie, banana, vanilla, and rich malt. A bit of a dusty graphite note, and some walnut. Some floral and herbal something or other, maybe in between thyme and lavender. Some cardamom as well.

    Palate: Light but oily texture. Malt and honey give way to sweet-tart fruit: green grapes, nectarine, unripe pear. Develops into wax, oak, black pepper, and sesame seeds. There’s an interesting balance between vanilla creaminess and oaky astringency. I’m getting a mix of wood sugar and barley sugar. Herbs, walnut, cucumber, and more pepper. Just a little bit of cocoa powder.

    Finish: Herbal and mouthwatering. Grape must, coconut, and passionfruit. More wax. Black pepper, cardamom, and clove. A bit of a mineral note. Sandalwood and wood sugars. Some sweetness eventually breaks through the dryness: distant toffee and cotton candy.

  4. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Implar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good stuff. If Compass Box keeps bringing blends like this, I hope they get in trouble with the SWA again!

    http://awhiskyjourney.com
    • Nose
      Nose: Starts off quite malty with some shy fruity notes, but they don’t stay shy for long. A nice strong nose with white fruits, peaches, pears. Vanilla and honey and chamomile. Oh, and of course there’s beeswax.
    • Taste
      Palate: Fruits once again, mainly melons (honeydews in particular). With undertones of white grapes, wax, vanilla and honey. It’s all intermingled nicely.
    • Finish
      Finish: A bit of a shorter finish. Almonds and sawdust mainly.

  8. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Need a lot of time. Nice balance of fruit, vanilla and also a bit dirty. Well more a summer dram.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Continuation of the nose, however, the layered and the dirty influence has disappeared unfortunately.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Because the nose needed a lot of time to open combined with the abv of 46, the finish is a bit lame, unfortunately.

  9. Vince scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    difficult to go wrong with John Glaser & co.

  10. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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