Compass Box The General


Compass Box // Scotland


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 16 )

John Glaser, Compass Box's whisky maker, purchased two parcels of blended whisky. Although the exact provenance isn't known, he does know that part of the whisky was aged in American oak and part in sherry casks. One parcel is 33 years old and the other's age is not disclosed. Very limited production of 1698 bottles produced. As per usual with Compass Box, this is non chill filtered and all natural color.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • 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
    ex-Bourbon, ex-Oloroso Sherry

Tasting Notes

"There is a certain liveliness to this whisky, even with significant age. The Oloroso sherry influence is unmistakable with notes of dried fruit, leather, and barrel spices as the dominant characteristics, but they play nicely with each other. The finish is extraordinarily long and warming. Water, if used, should be used sparingly."

Score 92

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