Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.
I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. I’m very grateful to him for giving me the chance to try this fantastic dram!
Light gold – almost white wine.
Smoke and peat but sweet. Chocolate and vanilla, a slight fruitiness, a hint of salt and oak.
With water: Toasted oats and the salt comes out more as sea spray.
Creamy, vanilla, chocolate, spice, a slight fruitiness, sweet smoke and hazelnut praline.
With water: A hint of citrus joins the mix.
Smoky, peat yet sweet again, chocolate, hazelnut and toasted oats.
With water: No change.
Another great blend from Compass Box – rich and full of flavour. The smokiness works really well but doesn’t overpower the whisky and there’s plenty more on offer there. I could see this going really well with a rich coffee or a cigar (or both if you were feeling decadent). At around £95 a bottle though I’d prefer to buy 2 bottles of Spice Tree for the same price, but maybe that’s just me 😉
Taken from The Compass Box Website.
A unique interplay between spice, sweet and smoke characteristics. Sweet fruits and wood-smoke on the nose. Fat and full-bodied on the palate with a spicy sweetness and a brooding complexity that is rich, sweet and addictively decadent.