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Overall rating
85.08/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB98876
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Vatted Malt
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
832889003113
Added on
25 Jul 2017 1:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.93

14 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Eleuthera NAS CB

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.08 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sometimes simpler really is better. I think everyone knows by now how well Clynelish and Caol Ila blend together, and the best parts of both show up here. The dark chocolate, the peppers, the flowers, the wax, the fresh fruit… delicious. It improved with water too, which I sort of expected. The one point to knock it on is that it suffers more than I would have expected from the bottling strength. Bring this up to CS and you have a juggernaut on your hands.

    Nose: My very first impression was crusty Italian bread dipped in olive oil. Some perfumey candle wax, especially retronasally. It then curls off into fresh citrus and ginger. Some crisp apple and pear. Slightly grassy peat smoke. Some very sweet basil in there too. Barley sugar, honey, and earth start to emerge after another few minutes.
    A few drops of water added a coastal, seaweedy note, as well as crystallized pineapple.

    Palate: Medium texture. Waxy in both taste and feel. Honey and clementine build to spicy ginger, poblano and chipotle pepper, peat smoke and candied flowers (hibiscus). Fragrant wood, toffee, demerara sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate, and peppercorns on the back end.
    Water amped up the meatiness and the spice. Now there’s salami with paprika and peppercorns with some fresh horseradish, as well as more grassy notes in the peat. Maybe some of those Ritz cheese crackers? That’s a new one.

    Finish: Well-balanced. Pear, fresh ginger, chipotle, tobacco, basil and green wood. Pepper-spiced peat smoke, a bit of ham, and a touch of salt. Rich dark chocolate on the tail end, as well as lemon tarts and vanilla.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A nice, reasonably complex blend, a little of almost everything except clear sherynots.
    • Nose
      Light and gentle, a hint of fine smoke, green apple, heather meadow, light malt, oregano, herbal honey and grapefruit, vanilla and marshmallow
    • Taste
      Lime zest, rosemary and thyme, fine smoke and BBQ, toffee, vanilla and nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, some apricot in between and lychee
    • Finish
      Medium long, nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, light salt, a few nuts

  3. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, salty, smoked ham, paprika, citrus, vanilla, honey, hay, floral
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, muddy, citrus, honey, oaky, peppery, salty
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, salty, nutty

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nicely balanced and smoky
    whisky in which the Caol Ila puts its foot down. The name clearly emphasizes
    the freedom John Glaser enjoys when crafting this type of whisky. Recommended.
    • Nose
      The nose is very appealing
      and aromatic. Creamy too.  Nicely sweet
      as in vanilla and marshmallows on the one hand, somewhat peaty with smoked ham
      on the BBQ, toasted brown bread and some white turnip on the other. Nice
      smokiness. After a few moments it becomes salty, reminding me of Caol Ila,
      which is always a good thing.
    • Taste
      The arrival is somewhat
      soft. Light body. But the taste makes up for that. Cardboard first (sound not
      too good, but works wonders with the salty edge in this case) before the peat
      takes charge, supported by the sweet fruit in the shape of juicy apples and
      some mango. Loads of honey, balancing things out. It has a nice peppery touch
      too and a twig of mint for a fresh uplift.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long
      and gives the peat the final word, with a bit smoky and peppery death.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: smoke, peat, moss, meaty and cloves
    T: citrus, spices and honey
    F: vanilla, pepper, orange and drying
    complex and nice `drinking` whisky, tasted with Aby and J J
    sample from www.whiskysample.nl

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a vatted or blended whisky which draws it`s whiskies from a
    variety of distilleries, specifically 18 year old Glenlossie, 12 year
    old Caol Ila and 12 year old Clynelish single malt whiskies??

  9. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Eleuthera was the very first vatted malt by Compass Box. Typically it combined 15-year-old malt whisky from the village of Brora, aged in re-charred hogsheads, with 12-year-old malt whisky from the village of Port Askaig. Jim Murray said of this: "Quite simply, one of the most complex and truly magnificent vatted malts of all time. A collector`s piece."

  10. mmaclean scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This is a bright gold color, fresh aromas of smoked olives. On the nose, olives, bacon, seaweed. Body is fantastic, well balanced with some mustard seed on the finish that is long and smokey.

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