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Three Year Old Deluxe Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
184
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
3282
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5065000482046
Added on
26 Sep 2016 9:27 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 394.12

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

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    fresh fruity, grassy mint, caramel, vanilla, creamy, iodine and peppery spices, it is also very sweet fruit syrup, even a little crystallized honey.
    mouth:
    delicacy of scents on cooked fruits (peach, apple in the foreground), the sweetness continues, a little fleeting spices and a very salty return that appears and stays;
    it is especially very soft on the palate with the acidulous and sweet fruits (the famous Harlequin that we let melt under the tongue), the honeyed sweetness which avoids having the tongue cut while sucking !!, the sweetness of the wax characteristic of a distillery, a little cooked almonds at the end.
    final:
    sweetness and presence of markers, iodine gives way more and more to the smoke here, and the mouth, fruit and wax scents are present.
    note the Clynelish-Talisker association which makes it a very good blended malt, can be too sweet and may require another dram.

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This was an experience, so very different and well comprised than anything I have had before. If this is only 2 malts blended then they were chosen wonderfully. This exceeded my expectations.
    • Nose
      Ahh, deep. Wine/sherry sweet tangy nose with well integrated oak. Citrus, honey, very floral and fragrant. Candle wax, tobacco and light peat. Very inviting and reminiscent of TINALW.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily and very mouth coating. Slightly sweet wine esq but with a olive vegetal note. Citrus, drying, salty. Apples and fennel
    • Finish
      Long. Tart, acidic, ashy, a peppery note that lingers wonderfully. Apple and limes.

  3. 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.

  4. 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+

  5. 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.

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Light and aromatic, sweet, somewhat cognac-like, sherry, pleasant and balanced.
    • Taste
      87 87
      At the start, slightly spicy and a touch of spicy, a little sweet with a little sherry and wood notes, now the barrel note here too. Cognac-like, tart-sweet-tart, a little sherry, a hint of dark chocolate ...
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long with oak notes, tart to slightly bitter, ending with a slightly sweetish finish.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. A0525 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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