Compass Box 3 Year Deluxe Blended Malt

Peated Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    4.56
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 16 )

A 3 Year Blended Malt for $300? Don't let the age statement fool you! Scotch regulations prohibit producers from sharing the ages of older whisky components in their blends and this release from the rouge, independent blender Compass Box pokes fun at that. The blend contains only 0.4% three year old malt whisky from Clynelish, near the village of Brora; the rest is 90.3% malt whisky from the same distillery of "unstated but considerably older age" and 9.3% peaty malt whisky from Talisker on the Isle of Skye. It's bottled without chill-filtering or added color at 49.2% ABV. A limited 3,282 bottles were made available in October 2016.

  • age
    3 Year
  • abv
    49.2
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Find vanilla cream soda on the nose, with orange peel and spice. The palate is complex and layered, with toffee, more citrus and spice, as well as sweeter, ripe fruits, like peaches, apricots, and apples. A big, robust finish offers more vanilla creaminess along with a burst of fruits, as raspberries enter the equation, along with tingling spice, and a touch of peat and smoke. Unique and lovely."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Full Bodied