Compass Box No Name

Peated Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.62
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 90 )

Released in the fall of 2017, this is a limited edition bottling from Compass Box which they call their "peatiest whisky yet". As to the details of the bottle they are as follows: 75.5% of volume is from "a well-known distillery located along Pier Road" (Ardbeg), aged in re-charred American standard barrels; 10.6% is produced "near the village of Port Askaig" (Caol Ila), aged in refill American standard barrels; 13.4% is from "a much-loved distillery in the northern Highlands village of Brora" (Clynelish), aged in re-charred hogshead; and 0.5% is a Highland malt blend (undisclosed), aged in a heavily-toasted French hybrid cask. It is non chill-filtered, and no color has been added. Bottled at 48.9% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    48.9
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    recharred American oak, refill American oak, recharred hogshead, French oak hybrid

Tasting Notes

"The peatiest Compass Box ever, indeed. The experience kicks off with an iodine and campfire charged nose. Bellowing, smoky peat continues on the palate. There's a slight counterbalance there in the form of dried fruits, citrus zest, spicy oak, and sour cherries, but it's peat all the way, which continues into a lengthy finish. Peat-heads only."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Smoky