Compass Box 3 Year Old Deluxe
There are very few companies out there that could bottle a Blended Malt, admit that the age statement on it is 3 years old, and actually call it that, and then charge over £180 for it! but then this is no ordinary 3 year old blended malt and Compass Box are no ordinary whisky company.
Following to the letter of the law the Scotch Whisky Associations rules of only being able to declare the youngest whisky in a blend or blended malt, this contains under 1% 3 year old whisky from a certain Brora region distillery, along with 90% from the same distillery but considerably older, plus 9% from a distillery on the isle of Skye.
Knowing simply those distilleries would have people jumping at this dram, it's hugely fruity, waxy, spicy and delicious, with my overall notes in my notebook simply saying "WOW!!!".
If you can find a bottle of this grab it and treasure it, it is devine.
Thanks to Compass Box for the official sample.
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