Compass Box Asyla

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Compass Box // Scotland

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  1. JMR353551

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    I bought this primarily to make cocktails from a cocktail book I got which suggested it. I hadn't heard of Compass Box before that point. I only drank a couple cocktails with it and stored it away. Since it's been a few years I figured I would go back and try it neat. It's a very light blend, soft on the nose with cereal and grain. The palate shows some sweetness, oak, dried fruit and the cereal from the nose. The finish still brings the sweetness and there is little to no burn. Compass Box is known as one of the best scotch blending companies out there and John Glaser may be the best blender out there (or whiskeymaker as the bottle says). I can't say this is outstanding or holds up to the releases after, but it accomplishes what it set out to do. It's a great blend for mixing cocktails, just not as exciting neat. I leaned toward a 4, but it doesnt offer enough to get it there, so call it a solid 3.75.
    45.0 USD per Bottle
  2. ThorSPL

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  3. jpaulm1971

    Tasted
    1.0
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Big flat no! Zero color, zero nose, 1- point on the palate, and finish is gone in zero seconds. For the price point, hands down the worst whiskey!
  4. SmokeWhisky_ZLL

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    3rd fruity fragrance, perfume, apple, pears, no burn, 3.5 Very delicate and light, not suitable if you are looking for intense flavor because this is very very mild on the palate, fruity peachy touch, sweetness, berry 2.25 fininsh is light delicate, low sustain, fruit 2.25 2.5 (really depends if you want a light drink or heavy, if former, this is go) Aslya 2nd try light nosing compared to all the other compass head, this one is delicate, deeper nosing and you get sweetness, candy, artificial candy 2 very delicate, candy-like flavour, smooth, delicate delicate, very easy to drink (specially for ladies that do not enjoy whiskY), interestingly at the finish you get this joyful surprising hit of peachy towards the back of the tongue 3.5 oaky, mild and no sustainence 2.25 2.5 not for those that is looking for a complex drink Compass Box Asyla 40% Fruity, sweetness, floral, light and delicate, artificial sugar xylenol smelling, perfume-y, peach 3.25 4t Light and delicate, flavor is shallow, peachy, floral, oaky and bitterness, peppery heavy 1.75 oaky, quite a plain, quick finish 1.75 2.25 Down to 1.75 for the unpleasant tongue
  5. Jason-Cohen

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  6. conlostoros

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  7. Nick-Zanoni

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  8. Jose-Massu-Espinel

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Totally uninteresting. The nose promises a lot of things that cant be deliver by its "grainy" palate and its non-existent finish. Actually its story is a nice one (maybe the best thing of this whisky), Asyla is the plural of Asylum. What Compass box claims to be doing here is to create a "everyday" "sunday afternoon" whisky. They might just deliver that by making a very light super delicate whisky. Bottled at 40%abv, pale straw color. On the nose is fairly nice. Very sweet and fruity. Creamy very creamy vanilla, Milk white chocolate. Waving the glencairn and evaporating the dram a little bit strips de vanilla notes to enter the citric fruit notes: Lemon peel and cheap lemon freshener for cars. Coffee notes also and Orange note. On the palate, it is overly influenced by the grain whisky. Water is the first flavor (or is that not a flavor?) Spicy ginger, Very light dram. Grassy grain slightly cream. Much too light. It doesn't have the character or the personality to even be called a whisky. Aftertaste is non-existing. There is a very very very very very slight dim spice but it is nothing. I didn't pour water into it as it says in the compass box website, i now believe that one drop would turn it into simple water. Overall my score system was benevolent with it because of a good nose, 56 over 100, and i am not been harsh here.
  9. jdriip

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Lemon tart, strawberries and cream, a hint of shoe polish and there's a really nice hint of campfire smoke that wafts in and out. Palate: Great creamy, waxy and viscous entry, vanilla custard and malt appear next. Finish: shortish with subtle vanilla, malt and smoke.
  10. skibeast

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Very friendly and approachable, like a really sweet and floral Speyside. Nose - floral with vanilla, lemon, apple, and a tiny hint of barrel spice Taste - sweet vanilla cream, with a bit of lemon zest and some rose water Finish - the spice finally comes to the surface, mixed with a dry sweetness, lingers for awhile considering how light the whiskey is.
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