Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
for Italy
American New Oak, Toast Level 5
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 May 2009 5:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62.92

7 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Canto Cask 35 CB

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was a nice one. I tried the Oak Cross a while back and found it good but a little weak and lacking in character. This made up for all of that. It was very complex and the cask strength presentation really let all those little Highland malt nuances. The virgin oak added a pleasant spiciness to it.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/11/10/compass-box-canto-cask-35/
    • Nose
      Waxy citrus peel. Orange peel spray. Quite Clynelishy. Flowers. Wood spice. Oak chips. Salty toffee. Pumpkin spice. Honey. Gooseberries.
    • Taste
      Big woody notes, bitter wood, woody vanilla, woodspice. Macadamias. Rich citrus. Caramel pudding. Unlit tobacco on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Long. Tingly woodpsice with varnished wood, white pepper and macadamias. Seville oranges. Slightly drying, maybe wood tannins.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky that mainly
    needs it from the story behind it. A rather straightforward malt. No cigar, but
    it certainly is good and entertaining.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite rough at
      first. Some vanilla, white fruit and freshly sawn wood. The oak is prominent.
      It is well seasoned on nutmeg and cloves. Reminds me somewhat of toffee apples.
      Nice, but rather one-sided. It becomes a touch sweeter with a bit of water, but
      the oak also becomes more powerful.
    • Taste
      On the palate, you first
      get quite an alcoholic kick to the teeth, before it turns nicely sweet. Sweet
      as in ubiquitous vanilla en some caramel. The spices are more pronounced than
      on the nose. Then turns slightly bitter towards the end. Diluted it is a lot
      more bitter, which is not an asset.
    • Finish
      On the finish, the
      bitterness even dominates. Think walnuts and liquorice with a pinch of salt.
      Some woodsmoke at the death.


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