Compass Box The Double Single

Blended

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.93
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 28 )

Going with the "Less is More" philosophy, this blended Scotch bottling from Compass Box is comprised of just two whiskies - one single malt and one single grain. The single malt portion hails from Glen Elgin and accounts for 72% of the volume. It was aged in re-charred ex-bourbon hogsheads. The single grain is from Girvan and accounts for 28% of the whisky. It was aged in re-charred ex-bourbon barrels. This limited edition release, the third such bottling from Compass Box, was bottled in March 2017 and there were 5838 bottles produced. As always, the whisky was non-chill-filtered has its natural color intact.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    re-charred ex-bourbon hogsheads and barrels

Tasting Notes

"The nose offers a mix of vanilla and toffee, along with citrus zest, candied fruits—especially those chewy, sugary orange slices—along with heather, waxiness, and spice. A creamy palate delivers vanilla custard, chocolate, lemons, more citrus zest and spice, and cedar wood. A moderate length finish is smooth and offers menthol with underlying rich vanillins, eucalyptus, and yet more spicy citrus zest. "

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