Three Year Old Deluxe Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2016 9:27 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 364,43

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Whisky Reviews for Three Year Old Deluxe Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: That’s some complex sweet spiciness that ensues.
    T: Cor blimey, thats some mouthfeel to boot - Clynelish=Brora-esque no less.
    F: Mouthfeel & taste combined sensations
    C: Great story & provenance behind this and an equally great whisky.

    Scores a B+

  2. Monsieur Dram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This Compass Box Three year old Deluxe is a whiskey that is not easy to identify. It offers us original aromas that will delight lovers in search of discoveries. John Glaser has done it again!
    • Nose
      shy at first, he is more expressive after a few minutes in the glass. It's fresh, with notes of mint, green apple, anise, licorice or even antiseptic, lime, tangerine, and then the waxy side takes over, accompanied by a good dose of honey and vanilla cream. In the plant register we are more on flowers, especially orange blossom, rather than on a dry and bitter aspect. As if that was not enough, we distinguish in the background a maritime side, with salt, oysters, seaweed. It's rich and well put together, with a light peat as a spine.
    • Taste
      powerful and drier than I thought. The vegetal notes are highlighted here. It is also more acidic with a nice presence of lime and tangerine. The peat brings a slight smoke that gives character to this Compass Box Three Year old Deluxe. We also find these maritime notes, probably brought by the Talisker: salt, oysters, seaweed. And then, an ounce of sweetness with notes of apples and licorice. It's very fresh, very invigorating.
    • Finish
      long, intense, bitter and tart. The notes of lemon are very present and mingle perfectly with liquorice, anise, ashes and maritime notes.

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The whiskey fully meets my high expectations. It takes some time for him to bring his development potential to full advantage.
    • Nose
      First, slightly grassy notes and unripe hazelnuts. Then a light-fruited sweetness spreads, this turns into blossom honey. The nuts are more mature and are embedded in chocolate. The fruits become darker and sometimes exotic. The whiskey makes a creamy soft and deep impression already in the nose.
    • Taste
      The creaminess appears immediately in the mouth. The grassy notes quickly make the honey sweetness place. The alcohol brings a pleasant sharpness. It is followed by waxy aromas and a nice strong spice. Now, vanilla appears too. At the back there is some salt caramel ...
    • Finish
      A creamy and spicy sweetness is retained long in the mouth.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    he retested after a week in a half-full container, initially the nose was 83, and the taste and finish were 85, I really needed to breathe, and I didn’t have one hour from the beginning, maybe just not quite mine
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting molt, a rich nose and a cool finish, well balanced.
    • Nose
      Good from the start, exotic fruits, freshly cut grass and dusty attic, some cinnamon. Very fresh, bright and balanced. A little later, notes of vanilla, honey and delicate, salty smoke show through.
    • Taste
      First it burns with spices, then it covers with fresh olive oil.
    • Finish
      the aftertaste is full of spices, a little bitterness, a bit of vanilla, citrus notes, lemon, olive oil, a fairly long aftertaste

  7. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 96 points to the 3 Year Old Deluxe and was 2018 Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year.

  8. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What to say if it is that the mixture Clynelish 91% and Talisker 9% is perfectly successful. We find all the markers specific to these distilleries without hiding the whole. Only downside, can be a lack of power and surprise.
    • Nose
      Nice notes of fruit cooked with this little hint of exoticism that makes this nose very sweet. We also find honey, vanilla and this particular wax. Behind a light smoke walks delicately. This smoke is saline with fennel and vegetal notes.
    • Taste
      Attack very light, the alcohol is well integrated but it lacks pep's all the same. There are notes of candy (sour), citrus and spices. The wax mixes with the assembly just like this veil of smoke.
    • Finish
      Final of beautiful length and very lemony. There is a mixture of bitterness and acidity on a mound of iodized and salty smoke. A weird sensation where everything mixes like an explosion of flavors.

  9. WhiskyCask scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Some old Clynelish and Talisker together with 0.4% (1/250) of a three year old Clynelish that Compass Box has bought as new make and is aging on its own. The almost 10% Talisker is from a 1st fill sherry butt, and this nose thumbing expression works quite well. My full review is at: http://maltandoak.com/compass-box-three-year-old-deluxe-49-2/

  10. Oranje81 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    A three year old whiskey, which for the most part is so much older ...
    A presentation of the Three Year Old Deluxe is available on my blog: http://whiskyclub-fs.de/2016/11/23/whisky-vorstellung-three-year-old-deluxe-compass-box-492-vol/


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