The Compass Box is a ‘renegade’ artisanal whisky company that produces a great selection of Scotch whisky rather differently from your other whisky producers in Scotland. I manage to sip a few of their creation last week, so here are my tasting notes:
The Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (46% abv)
The Spice Tree is a lively whisky from the start! It is filled with aromas of toffee, chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of espresso.
Take a sip, and a rich, syrupy whisky flowing with flavours of treacle, caramel and roasted hazelnuts shall grace your pallete. A solid sip with lingering tones of spice.
The Peat Monster Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (46% abv)
Great balance on the nose with a smoky (as the name may already suggest..) character that is accompanied by gentle aromas of freshly cut grass and herbs.
On the first sip, there is a touch of sweetness that goes along with the peat. Take a second sip and you’ll find that the ‘peatiness’ settles into your taste bud and reveal flavours of honeycomb, ginseng root and herbs.
It’s an enjoyable whisky where the peat do not drown the beauty of the whisky!
Great King St Blended Scotch Whisky (43% abv)
A pleasant sweet scent of vanilla and oak will greet your nose.
On the palate, the whisky is well balanced without a burst of a single dominant flavour. It reveals flavours of ripe fruits, honey and a soft touch of spice. A smooth and velvety character awaits at the finishing line….. Nothing like most blended scotch whisky out there.