How do you follow up a popular but not superlative whisky? Why of course by changing every single thing about it! Too lazy to look up the ages for this review, but as memory serves this is a much younger and perhaps "cheaper" follow up in terms of quality, a recurring theme with compass box. Still, it sounds tasty and they upped the use of sherry casks. Nose - Soft peaty notes, cream, butter, and a bit of fruity notes. I get just a golden malty goodness with light peat and some waxy fruits. I'm getting excited to taste this. Taste - There's not much here. I can get the light sherry. There's a citrus and oaky bitter note. Then some nice all but it muted peat. There's just not a lot here. I knew to expect a very light peated version, but I'm not getting much. There's a lot of pepper that's starting to come through, reminding me of the talisker in it. Overall this isn't a terrible whisky but I don't think this is a winner. 1.5. 2.0 being average and frankly this is below average.
142.0 USD per Bottle