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Compass Box This is Not a Luxury Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Compass Box

  • ABV:

    53.1%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is spicy with black pepper and chili powder notes that don’t overpower the sweeter touches of maple, honey, dried fruits, and figs underneath. The finish is dry and lingering with spicy touches and excellent balance.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The alcohol rides with dense black cherry, cacao nibs, Colombian coffee, and dark fruits. Trails of smoking fruitcake finish the experience. Above all, buy and consume.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: At first, TINALW is an exotic but quirky little dram that’s fun to tinker with. By the end, I was ready for something else to liven up the party.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: All of this takes a break to stop for a cheeky hit of nutty sherry before returning to the mix, which ends in a long, distinguished wave.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It keeps growing smokier but its delicate, complex and sweet.
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  • Nose:

    Mild smoke, lemon zest, orange citrus, honey and the faintest brine

  • Taste:

    Sweet with mild smoke. lemon zest, orange peel and a good deal of honey and brine. Much smokier than the nose would lead on.

  • Finish:

    Smokey but complex and sweet. It keeps growing smokier but its delicate, complex and sweet. Nice and floral also. Some pepper and lemon zest - like a peppery edible arrangement.

  • Overall:

    I really like this whiskey.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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