Compass Box Enlightenment

Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

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4 out of 5 stars
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This whisky was created to celebrate the writers, philosophers, and scientists from the Age of Enlightenment. It's also a response to the controversy surrounding Compass Box founder John Glaser's desire to share as much information as possible about the components of his blends with consumers. Though it's against current EU & UK law to divulge the age of the malt components of the blend on the label or in marketing materials, this blended whisky contains 48% Clynelish Single Malt, 36.7% Glentauchers Single Malt, 10.8% Balblair Single Malt (all three from first-fill American oak) and 4.3% single malt from Mortlach aged in rejuvenated American oak. It is bottled at 46% ABV. This June 2016 release is limited to 5,922 bottles worldwide.

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  • Blended Malt
    Comprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & rejuvenated American oak

Tasting Notes

"This whisky is light in color, but has a weighty, viscous texture. Notes of spring thistle, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and dry earth are sweetened with vanilla and brown sugar. A hint of cinnamon, orange peel, and clove add a subtle touch of spice. Ends in a dry (as in not sweet) and creamy finish."

Score 88

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