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.
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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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.
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.
Medium mouthfeel, no heat. Ashy - burning tires and lumber. Dry, smoky peat. Caramel, waffles, lots of pepper and dead, dying things.
Long with lots of lime, citrus, butter cream and honey with a long smoldering ashy departure.
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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