Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus
Compass Box // Scotland
While Compass Box may be a young company, their blends are very often of great quality and they have already established a tradition of celebrating their birthdays with special editions. This Hedonism Quindecimus was released in 2015 for the 15th anniversary of the company and is a blend of grain whiskies from five distilleries with ages ranging from 20-32 years, with only 5869 bottles produced.
Blended GrainDistilled 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 Typeex-bourbon some 1st fill, some rejuvenated hogsheads
"The first approach is very soft and not very expressive. This whisky needs a bit of time in the glass to develop and reveal its complexity. Eventually, fruit appears - specifically a fair amount of white peaches, melon and baked lemon. On the palate, it is mellow leading to oak which provides just enough of dryness and even hint of smokiness to balance the overall gentle character of the whisky. This is a very good whisky, even more elaborate and complex than the standard Hedonism bottlng. "