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.
Compass Box have always been at the forefront of doing interesting things with whisky, from Orangerie to the original Spice Tree and now we have Affinity.
I really like the whiskies from Compass Box and have a few others to get through for reviews for this site also in the coming months but todays review is of Compass Box Asyla.
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 unt
When the crazy geniuses at Compass Box put together a whisky they generally always knock it out the park and this Compass Box Enlightenment is no different.
Sampled as part of The Whisky Wire's Twitter Tasting series this Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 (or Batch 4) is a smoky indulgence that should be experienced by everyone.
Flaming Heart from Compass Box has a bit of a cult following amongst whisky enthusiasts, it features light to medium smoke and that fabulous highland waxy note, a brilliant whisky,
I'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Compass Box Great King St Experimental TR-06 sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from the Whisky Chronicle blog.
I recently posted some information about the release of the Great King Street Glasgow Blend from Compass Box and was lucky enough to get to try it.
I've been lucky enough to have had a good number of Compass Box whiskies over the years and one i love a lot is this cracking Great King Street Artists Blend
Next up in my month of Blended whiskies in the Compass Box Great King Street New York Blend.
Sampled as part of The Whisky Wire's Twitter Tasting series this Compass Box Hedonism reminded me why i and falling more and more in love with Grain whisky.
I've been a massive fan of Compass Box whiskies and especially Hedonism for a good number of years
If there's a company out there producing consistently great blends and blended malts its Compass Box, over the last 10-15 years of my whisky consuming I've always enjoyed what compass box are doing
This is Compass Box's 'Peatiest Dram Yet' (Damn Right) this Whisky is an absolute beast, 75.5% of this liquid is from Ardbeg (one of my personal favourites) and it really comes through.
Sampled as part of The Whisky Wire's Twitter Tasting series this Compass Box Oak Cross was a real treat.
'Phenomenology: The Philosophical study of the Structures of experience and consciousness' Epic Name.
Compass Box have been an independent bottler that I've loved since trying Orangerie and Peat Monster at a Whisky Fringe around 2002/2003 and i absolutely loved them.
A blended Scotch whisky for over £175 that is truly exceptional, yeah theres not many that can do that but yet again Compass Box show the world how it's done.
Next up in my month of Blended whiskies is Compass Box The Entertainer.