Compass Box Phenomenology

Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.18
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 38 )

Phenomenology is, as Compass Box defines it, "an approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience." Unlike other releases from Compass Box, they would like you to try this blended malt without any preconceived thought about how the whisky was created or how it tastes. They will provide more details if you email them a request, but only after you've experienced the whisky and shared your thoughts about it...and promise to keep the details a secret. Bottled at 46% ABV, it is non chill-filtered and has no color added. The whisky is scheduled for release in the EU in October 2017 and the US in November 2017 with 7,908 bottles produced. For those that simply must have the information, Compass Box will release the bottle details in December 2017.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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
    not disclosed

Tasting Notes

"Tasting this "blind" allows one to focus on sensation alone rather than be swayed by preset opinions. Vanilla-toffee, along with peaches and cream, lead on the nose, backed by an assortment of ripe orchard fruits and baking spices. The creaminess and fruits continue on the palate, along with honey, wax, and oak. Smooth, easy finish of moderate length, with spices and dry oak lingering."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Rich