Compass Box Magic Cask

Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

community rating

3.88
3 out of 5 stars
( 6 )

Compass Box Magic Cask is a blended malt made from two single malts with James Saxon as the lead whiskymaker. One is from The Imperial Distillery (now closed) which aged in a first-fill bourbon cask. It comprises 92% of the blend.

The other single malt is from a "distillery near the town of Aberlour" and it aged in a first-fill oloroso seasoned butt. This is bottled at 46% ABV without chill-filtration or added color. It is available in France, Germany, and the Netherlands in December 2020 and the US, UK, and Canada in January 2021.

Compass Box Magic Cask is a blended malt made from two single malts with James Saxon as the lead whiskymaker. One is from The Imperial Distillery (now closed) which aged in a first-fill bourbon cask. It comprises 92% of the blend. The other single malt is from a "distillery near the town of Aberlour" and it aged in a first-fill oloroso seasoned butt. This is bottled at 46% ABV without chill-filtration or added color. It is available in France, Germany, and the Netherlands in December 2020 and the US, UK, and Canada in January 2021.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.0
  • 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
    first-fill bourbon, first-fill oloroso seasoned butt

Tasting Notes

"Flavors of nougat, milk chocolate and salted nuts prompted a "it taste like a Snickers!" notation. Further sips reveal aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry and vanilla, with a tingly heat of spice toward the finish. It's rather light-bodied, and could use some warmer depth, but it's definitely a fun one to sip. "

Score 87
Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich