Autres Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 756
Our experts reviews“ Hedonism has a special place in the Compass Box galaxy. John Glaser, its creator, has a weakness for this blend of old grain whiskies, and we can see why. The captivating bouquet is marked by notes of ripe fruit and damp cellars. It is as if John had imprisoned the Angel’s Share, the whisky that is lost to evaporation during maturation. Aged in first-fill bourbon casks, Hedonism is imported and distributed on the French market and in most European countries by La Maison du Whisky.
It is rare to find a single grain with an aromatic and flavour palette as intense and balanced as John Glaser’s Hedonism. Compass Box’s Hedonism was voted best grain whisky in the world at the 2008 World Whiskies Awards. It is a wonderful expression of the art of blending that is so dear to the Scotch.
Pale yellow colour, the nose reveals notes of varnish, grains (corn), vanilla, white flowers and candied fruit (pear). The palate reveals smooth notes of butter, caramels and coconut. The long finish is fresh, coming back to the grains.
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- Appearance : Pale yellow.
- Nose : Refined, lively. A note of varnish quickly makes way for cereal (corn), vanilla and white flowers. Candied fruit arrives in a second wave, accompanied by spices (cinnamon, nutmeg).
- Palate : Smooth, concentrated. Bitter orange and chocolate join in a very well-balanced, classic combination. The mid-palate is floral (lilies of the valley, lilies). Fresh walnuts add an oily note.
- Overall : Long, vegetal (cut hay), it returns in force to the cereal notes. From there it follows more shady paths (eucalyptus, moss). The retronasal olfaction is fruity (raspberry, apricot).
- The brand
Au sein de la galaxie Compass Box, Hedonism tient une place à part. John Glaser, son créateur a un faible pour cet assemblage de vieux whiskies de grain et on le comprend. Son nez envoutant est marqué par des notes de fruits mûrs et de chai humide. C'est comme si John avait emprisonné la Part des Anges, phénomène d'évaporation du whisky en cours de vieillissement. Vieilli en fût de bourbon de premier remplissage, Hedonism est importé et distribué en France et dans la plupart des pays Européens par La Maison du Whisky.
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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