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Compass Box Double Single 2017

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

4th Feb 2018


Compass Box Double Single 2017
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  • Finish
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We all know Compass Box for their Spice Tree, The Peat Monster and the likes, but enfant terrible of the whisky industry John Glaser has bottled quite a few other fun whiskies as well. Today we will try the third edition of the so-called Double Single, a blend that is composed of only one single malt and one single grain – hence the name. The malt is a 24 year old Glen Elgin (about 72% of this blend), the grain is even older and sourced from Girvan.

The nose is very fruity and sweet with vanilla in the lead, followed by fresh apples, juicy pears and cashew nuts. Mandarin and oranges as well. Yes, this is Fanta Orange on steroids! A pinch of pepper and a lovely note from the oak. Quite fresh, all in all. Reminds me a bit of winegums.

Lovely mouth feel: oily and almost creamy. Again loads of apples and pears, but also quite a few spices in the guise of ginger, salt & pepper and a leaf of mint. Wonderfully round and rich. A bit candy-like.

The finish is surprisingly long with some orangettes at the death.

A liquid dessert, if you ask me. Very nice indeed. But around 200 EUR, which seems a bit much.

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