The Nectar Tenth Anniversary CB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
American Standard Barrel & New French Oak
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
10 Nov 2016 2:44 pm by WheelsOfWhisky

Average value

€ 199.91

31 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

245 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Nectar Tenth Anniversary CB

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whiskey n ° 1288
    • Nose
      Marked peat. Imposing in volume of aromas. Stops slowly. The waxy side of Clynelish is felt. Opulent.
    • Taste
      Fruity, a little honey. Piquant on spices, it is supple and corpulent. Very balanced!
    • Finish
      Peat not overwhelming. Smooth.

  2. Gris scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sold 520£ in auctions (scotchwhiskyauctions) the 2th april 2017 :|

    And, suddenly, not bananas but, The Nectar, lot of them in the Marketplace :p

  3. Gris scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A complex and well-balanced blend, as usual Compass Box did a great job!
    • Nose
      From the beginning you can feel the richness and complexity of this blend. It is quite peaty but leaves room for fruity notes in the background. At the same time a little camphor and very aromatic, herbaceous and floral notes.
    • Taste
      Surprising sweetness, given the presence of Ardbeg we expected a stronger attack but no, even if camphorized peat is present. The fruits that one smelled are present in the taste, especially the oranges.
    • Finish
      A nice finish and a nice length, smoke but smooth. A little licorice.

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful blend
    • Nose
      Ardbeg and Clynelish? The first nose calls me Lagavulin :-D
      After a while, Ardbeg really gets out of it. The typical citrus note comes through, which plays nicely with the smoke. Colder, ashy, tarry smoke. If you look for it and the Ardbeg is over, the cotton candy from Clynelish will eventually come through.
    • Taste
      Sweet, citrus, well integrated smoke, getting drier, creamy, light oak
    • Finish
      Ardbeg dominates, complex, beautiful slightly bitter oak, a long finish

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is excellent, really. Great complexity, nice dialog between the virile Ardbeg and the forest fruits, creating a very melted profile. And the Ardbeg comeback on the very end of the finish is splendid ! If the nose was a tiny bit less Ardbeg driven and more in line with the rest, that'd be an easy 90. I might go for it next time. Would be curious to know how the bottle evolves post-opening.
    • Nose
      Very virile, the Ardbeg is unmistakable. That's said, it's not agressive in any way. Tarmac and earthy gravels, smoked oregano et potatoes, mud, sweaty horse ... you got it. It's only discretely fruity with some dried prunes and nutmeg. Peated sloe-berries. 
    • Taste
      Wow, sooo soft and creamy ! It totally changed ! Alcohol is litteraly impossible to detect, a real pleasure. The best word I can think of here is "tender", really. Fruitiness has evolved, with sweet blueberries, mascarpone, ricola candies, forest strawberries, very elegant and melted profile, I had a really hard time picking up precise notes, but it's damn pleasant. I couldn't tell there's 50% Ardbeg in this now, it's only slightly forestian.
    • Finish
      At first it's only slightly peppery and fruity, with the mascarpone side still present. And just when you think it's gonna end like this (read, in quite a shy and short way) there's an enormous kick of soot. Licking a chimney's walls, really. And Ricola / cough syrup are back. Wow !  

  6. Callo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Whiskynotes

    This is a bespoke bottling by Compass Box for the Tenth Anniversary of The Nectar in Belgium. John Glaser took some input from The Nectar and created a blended malt with two major parts.

    Around 50% is Ardbeg matured in recharred American barrels. The other half is the classic ‘Highland malt’ blend which is used by Compass Box for so many compositions (Clynelish, Dailuaine and Teaninich). This part was matured in new French oak hybrid casks – pretty much the Flaming Heart recipe.


    Compass Box ‘The Nectar Tenth Anniversary’ (46%, Compass Box for The Nectar 2016, blended malt)

    Nose: a rich nose which is dominated by the Ardbeg part. It’s fairly peaty but there are nice, deep, dark fruity notes behind it. Nice combination with the tarry notes, camphor and dry shells on a beach. In the background there’s a highly aromatic (herbal / floral) touch, perhaps the French oak coming through. Mouth: really aromatic again, with more vanilla sweetness and less of the fierce Ardbeg power. More on sweet fruits (forest fruits, bramble). Seville oranges. Gentle, sweet ashes. Finish: quite long, quite ashy again, with sweet smoke and liquorice.

    A highly convincing recipe again: the typical Compass Box malts with a good dose of sweet, smoky, tarry Ardbeg. The right balance and pleasant to drink. Should arrive in stores soon. Recommended.

    Score: 90/100

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Roland7 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Refreshing! Metal shavings, smoke, ash, first-aid kit, smoked meats, burnt wood, overcooked walnut, cedar, Champagne? tangerine zest, candied fruit, gooseberry, eucalyptus!


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