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Compass Box Asyla

Simple Elegant Blend

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@VictorReview by @Victor

26th Dec 2013


Compass Box Asyla
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Compass Box pater familias John Glaser has repeatedly called Asyla his 'desert island whisky'. This is blended Scotch with Clynelish as its malt base. The reviewed bottle has been open 2 1/2 years, is 75% full, and has been preserved with inert gas for the last 15 months

Nose: smells a lot like Clynelish, all right, with the citrus being quite well-integrated with other grassy barley-malt flavours. This is medium-sweet with a smooth and seamless integration of flavours, including a nice floral touch of rose petals. Peat is light but is noticeable if you look for it

Taste: the nose translates well to the palate. This is light and easy-drinking. This is a blended whisky of which you strongly taste the Clynelish base-malt. Very pleasant and very light

Finish: medium length for most of the flavours, but it also extends longer into a sweet glow

Balance: the balance is quite good, as long as one understands that citrus is strongly emphasised in Asyla

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