Compass Box – This is not a luxury whisky
53,1% ABV
79% 19 yo Glen Ord (first fill Sherry butt)
10,1%  Strathclyde 40yo (grain whisky, ex-Bourbon hogshead)
6,9% Girvan 40 yo (grain whisky, ex-Bourbon hogshead)
4% Caol Ila 30 yo (ex-Bourbon hogshead)
Nose : very perfumed with Sherry notes, cereals, hot chocolate caramel, butter, apricot pie, blackcurrant, orange zest, sugar, juniper berry, vanilla, little smoke, forest moss / earth / moldy wood.
Palate : in the first place rather raw, strong and astringeant with spices (pepper and nutmeg), dry earth and bitter wood. It then becomes sweeter with lemongrass, molasses, licorice and dry marzipan.
Final : rather long with barley and herbs, melting butter, salty cold ashes, honey, caramel and citrus fruits.
Comments : is this a luxury whisky ? Yes, definitely. But SO well made. Anyway, this is a very good whisky, rich, powerful, dry yet aromatic. A lot of flavours for an intense tasting that evolves a great deal ! A sweet mix of herbs, wood, caramel and dried fruits… I very much enjoy the “compass box” which indicates all the ingredients with such transparency. I REALLY want to try other bottlings from this surprising independant bottler.
Compass Box - This is not a luxury whisky
7.5Readers' Ratings
Reader Rating: (5 Votes)

2 Responses

  1. Tamara

    Hi Nico, I have not had this one yet but I always enjoy reading your tasting notes. I trust your notes. Please keep up the great work. Cheers!


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Hi, my name is Nicolas Läderach, I live in France (Haute- Savoie). I was born in 1986 in Geneva/Switzerland. My love story with whisky started at the age of 27. I just love scotch whisky and I'm really love discovering new profiles/tastes to enjoy and analyse flavours... I think that a whisky journey is a lot of fun and learnings, but mostly lots of fun. Now I want to expand my knowledges and my passion by trying more and more worlwide stuff. To conclude, please don't forget that "Whisky is for drinking " Santé Cheers Slainte Kanpaï ..You can also find me on Instagram @nicowhiskies

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