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Compass Box Delilah's Blended Scotch

Apple Cake

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

8th Dec 2013


Compass Box Delilah's Blended Scotch
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When I visited Chicago about ten years ago, I did not visit Mike Miller’s legendary bar Delilah’s. This punk rock whisky bar celebrated its 20th anniversary on the 29th of August 2013. In collaboration with Compass Box, they released this commemorative blend, which contains whisky that matured on experimental American oak and rejuvenated American hogsheads. It is usually served in Delilah’s as a shot with a glass of beer. I will limit myself to the blend, of which no less than 6.324 bottles were released.

The nose is honeysweet and butter, as if from corn on the cob. Loads of honey and wild flowers. Vanilla. Smells a bit bourbon like. Maple syrup and cinnamon. The fruit is limited to apples and grapefruit. Reminds me of apple cake after a few moments.

Oily and sweet on the palate. Vanilla and a touch of pepper appear first, then apple cake or even apple sauce and finally some citrus and oak. Not very complex, but far from a shabby blend. Very far. Silky soft.

The apple cake lingers until the very end of the mildly drying, oak whispering, spicy finish.

I am sure it works well with a beer, but the blend it itself is very nice too. Around 50 to 60 EUR.

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