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Compass Box The Last Vatted Malt

Elegant and rich vatting

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nReview by @numen

5th Jul 2013


Compass Box The Last Vatted Malt
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose: Interesting! A touch smoky and a subtle almost salty coastal quality. There's an underlying sweet malt base. Grassy. If you really work at it, you gt a touch of red fruit (berries); the sherry is extremely subdued. Honey, toffee, crystallized barley. Pretty obviously dominated by the ex-bourbon quality, but more other elements than the other Compass Boxes in this line-up.

Palate: Delicious. Creamy with just a bit of lemon soda water. Sugar water, thin honey, vanilla, cardamom. Soft wood. Cinnamon. Graphite and a touch of ash. Really very light and elegant. Maybe a little sherry in the recesses, merged with lightly earthy/peaty notes. Eventually, more red fruit, but it's not the strongest. Cherries?

Finish: Ashy, but all the same. There are a host of flavors here. The basic malty quality leads the way; it's very good here. The ash/peat and sherry balance it and give some balance and complexity. A very good effort.

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