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Compass Box Whisky Company Double Single

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Compass Box

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: All-in-all this is a wonderful whisky and I’m a bit sad this sample is all I have of it. For an un-peated, un-sherried, un-finished whisky it carries an incredible complexity and that’s not easy to do. Well done Compass Box.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A moderate length finish is smooth and offers menthol with underlying rich vanillins, eucalyptus, and yet more spicy citrus zest.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The yin and yang of Glen Elgin and Girvan makes an admirable exercise in precision, minimalist blending. Mad as a box of frogs.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish reveals subtle spicy touches of ginger and allspice, along with vanilla and red apples. Very nice!
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The whisky is so gentle on the whole that it’s hard to be overly effusive about it, but at the same time it is so pure and full of flavor that it’s quite impossible not to love.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Good but not exceptional. Unfortunately, a descriptor I'm using more and more often for CB releases
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  • Intro:

    Created from a blend of just one single grain and one single malt, this expression from Compass Box is their next entry in their Limited Edition line of luxury blends.

  • Nose:

    Apples, honey, vanilla, buttercream, not wildly complex and reminds me of a number of products of theirs.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, apples, honey, faint pepper and smoke. Vanilla, caramel are big

  • Finish:

    Medium, some heat, very apple forward, paired with apricot, pepper and the faintest smoke whisp

  • Overall:

    Good but not exceptional. Unfortunately, a descriptor I'm using more and more often for CB releases

  • Score:

    6

  • 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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