Overall rating
90.41/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB97831
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottled
09.2016
Number of bottles
690
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
United States United States
Added on
27 jun 2017 4:38 pm by myanonymouslife
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 566.71

26 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Rivals 2016 CB

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.41 points.

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Simple, but lacking any complexity. Very much a typical CB flavor profile. Malt, honey, mild spice. Enjoyable, but forgettable.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Subtle, light floral, honey, malty, grass, slight stale water note is a tad off putting
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet entry, honey, malt, oak spice
    • Finish
      83 83
      Drying and medium length, apples, Chardonnay,

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  3. AgentMunky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    61.8% Macallan
    27.8% Imperial
    8.5 % CB Highland French oak blend
    1.9% Teaninich
    • Nose
      85 85
      8 // 8.5

      Green apples, waxed cherries, strawberry, hay, chocolate, dusty wineracks.
    • Taste
      95 95
      9.5 // 9.5

      If all Macallan were this good, you'd understand the hype. Rich, decadent, fruity, fulfilling, really just entrancing from the first impression. // Hint of spice after water. Cinnamon or something really enlivens the palate.
    • Finish
      80 80
      7 // 8

      Unctuous, dessert-like, completely fulfilling on the palette, but surprisingly elusive finish. // Spice element helps a lot.

  4. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, this is a really well constructed if a little boring blend. It's the typical nutty, malty, creamy and sweet CB nose, but it's hard to dislike it if it goes down like water!

    You can smell that Macallan in it, pineapple tidbits and macadamia nuts with some Jasmine and oak bring it all together! Rich malt, very moreish.

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