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Compass Box No Name

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Compass Box

  • ABV:

    48.9%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste has great peatiness and smoke balanced well by grilled pineapple, black cherries, soft spices, and a touch of oak. Those same notes last through the long, smoky finish. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: There's a slight counterbalance there in the form of dried fruits, citrus zest, spicy oak, and sour cherries, but it's peat all the way, which continues into a lengthy finish. Peat-heads only.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The dark fruit, baked lemons, cherry, clove, and cooked plum face entanglement in a labyrinth of shadowy stygian smoke. You could get lost in here for hours.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Basically what I’m getting to is that I want to drink more of this and while it could use a bit more depth, there’s nothing substantial to complain about when it comes to the Compass Box No Name.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: A final exhale of smoke and black pepper finishes each sip.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Really good but not completely mindblowing. Its unique and different but its completely an Ardbeg show. Which isn't a flaw by any stretch.
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  • Intro:

    We came across a parcel of American oak barrels filled with mature, massively peaty single malt whisky - tarry and full of bonfire-like smokiness. To us, this was a whisky crying out to be tamed and shaped into a very special Compass Box limited edition.

  • Nose:

    Big, wet, slap of peat. Sulfur, burning tires, ash, umami, lemon lime buttercream, honey, melon and faint pepper. The Ardbeg is strong with this one.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, no heat. Ashy - burning tires and lumber. Dry, smoky peat. Caramel, waffles, lots of pepper and dead, dying things.

  • Finish:

    Long with lots of lime, citrus, butter cream and honey with a long smoldering ashy departure.

  • Overall:

    Really good but not completely mindblowing. Its unique and different but its completely an Ardbeg show. Which isn't a flaw by any stretch.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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