Compass Box Eleuthera
I've loved Compass Box whisky for a long time now and remember fondly trying Peat Monster and Orangerie at Whisky Fringe around 2003/2004 ish but i never ever remember trying Compass Box Eleuthera until I got the opportunity this year.
The kind chaps at Compass Box helped out Livingston Whisky Club by giving us a wee drop of this for our mini's adventure tasting and it went down a storm.
Eleuthera was Compass Box's first "vatted malt" (remember when we could call them that) and typically it combined 15 year-old malt whisky from the village of Brora, aged in re-charred hogsheads, with 12 year-old malt from the village of Port Askaig.
Compass Box discontinued Eleuthera in 2005 but if you're lucky you can still find some going around and you really should give it a try.
what a gorgeous nose on this with gentle cigar ash and fruity smoke along with a wealth of lovely fresh watery fruits including honeydew melon and kiwi fruit.
cigar smoke and honeydew melon with a touch of dried fruits hiding in the background
cigar smoke and smooth fresh fruits