Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas

Blended Grain

Compass Box // Scotland

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4.5
4 out of 5 stars
( 8 )

Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas is a limited edition blended grain whisky released in celebration of the 20th anniversary for Compass Box in 2020. Three different single grain distilleries makeup the blend, each having been distilled in a different decade. Two single grain whiskies distilled in the 1990s at The North British Distillery aged in recharred American oak make up 7.8% and 15% of the blend. Single grain from the 1980s distilled at the Strathclyde Distillery aged in first-fill bourbon makes up 33.1% of the blend. And single grain distilled in 2001 at Port Dundas matured in refill sherry make up 44.1% of the blend. Bottled without added color or chill-filtration at 53% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    53.0
  • Blended Grain
    Distilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from two or more distilleries; if Scotch or Irish,must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
  • Cask Type
    first fill bourbon, recharred American oak, refill sherry butt

Tasting Notes

"Sipping this whisky is almost a tasting experience in reverse - instead of heat in the finish, there's a vivacious fireball upfront, but things simmer down with a lavender and wildflower floral arrangement presented in a tidy package along with bittersweet chocolate, dried fruit, ever so slightly stale mixed nuts - the kind a grande dame might present in her parlor - along with the Assam tea from the pot. It's thinner, more saline, less sweet and creamy than one would expect from a grain blend, but what it lacks in texture it delivers in flavor. "

Score 82

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