ENLIGHTENMENT C.Box 46%
Blended Malt, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 51187
A whisky that is enlightening in both character and concept. The packaging draws parallels between the Compass Box Scotch Whisky Transparency campaign and the Age of Enlightenment in which cultural and intellectual forces campaigned for reason, logic, and individualism to triumph over the traditional abuses of Church and State. Like the concept, the whisky itself is bright and enlightening but with real depth and complexity. Fresh orchard fruit, vanilla cream and light violet notes dominate the nose with vibrant fresh fruit, light vanilla and soft spice on the palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and buttery; moreish and mouth-watering with a long complex finish full of light vanilla spice and an apple peel waxiness.
Along the lines of its commitment to better transparency in Scotch whisky labeling, Compass Box is revealing the exact component and maturation regimes of its new creation:
- - 48.2% Clynelish Malt Whisky matured in first fill American barrel (bright apple, waxiness).
- - 36.7% Glentauchers Malt whisky matured in first fill American barrel (fruity, herbal).
- - 10.8% Blablair Malt whisky matured in first fill American barrel (perfumed, bright).
- - 4.3% Mortlach Malt whisky rejuvenated American barrel (muscular, weighty).
Profile: fruity and sunny.
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- Nose : white flowers, violet, vanilla and orchard fruits.
- Palate : fruity and creamy. Stewed apple with cinnamon, apricot marmalade and orange skin.
- Overall : long, fruity and vanilla.
- The brand
Compass Box is unique in the world of whisky. Founded just over ten years ago, it is a small independent company specialising in the blending of whiskies bought from the main whisky producers. Compass Box has made this its speciality, becoming the master in its fields of blended malts, blended grains and blended whisky, with each category represented in its portfolio. It is also a company with a genuine philosophy, elevating blending to a worthy, noble task, distancing itself from its industrial image and reasserting the value of its craft as a ‘whiskymaker’.
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