Compass Box Hedonism
Grain whisky done well!
9th Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by galg
The truth is I tasted this one a long time ago, even a year or more ago with a bunch of other CB’s and for some odd reason did not post my notes. Gladly I received another wee sample of this lovely dram for last month’s Compass Box twitter tasting, and this time around got to write my notes again. Compass box blends this Grain whisky twice a year and source whiskies Will vary according to batch but typically whiskies from the following distilleries: Cameron Bridge, Carsebridge, Cambus, Port Dundas or Dumbarton. Now, a Grain whisky can be a beautiful thing, as this one here.
Nose : Sweet entry, with quite a bit of Coconut and oodles of vanilla, some spicy stuff as in mint, and some pine too. very nice Grain goodness on this one.
Palate: Sharp entry with quite some alcohol bite, acetone, then it gets mellow with sweet sugars, bitter wood, vanilla, white chocolate and minty hints too.
Finish : Bitter, sweet, with vanilla and coconut.
A very nice dram,and great blending shown. If you like your grain whiske, or want to try a really great example, then you should give this some attention. As always, compass box delivers quality whisky.