Compass Box Stranger & Stranger Limited Edition 46% NV
€ 184,95 (incl. Vat)
Glenlossie, Glen Elgin, Linkwood, Girvan
|Serie||Limited X Edition|
|Distilled date||In Orginal Case|
|Bottling date||In Orginal Case|
|Condition||In Original Box|
Gal Granov (91)
Nose: lovely and fresh with lots of apple, pear and a sweet sugary note as well,apple pie, and sweet dough, a hint of candied ginger, bordering on unripe tropical fruit, candied pineapple, and wood. Wow. Nice start! So light, green and fresh, with the dominating Glenlossie apples. Bingo!
Palate: richer thicker and sweeter, with butter stewed apples, honey, vanilla and spice toasted oak and bitter chocolate,filled with sweet caramel. More fruit comes on the 2nd wave of sensations, mostly plum and some apricot, and burnt sugar,pepper then the pineapple kicks in.
Finish : spicy, with pepper, ginger powder sweet caramel, and toasted oak.
Conclusion: No surprise here, as with many CB Whiskies, with a gimmick or without the gimmick, this is a beautiful dram: from the rich apples on the nose, through a more robust and sweet/fruity palate, and a delightful finish. This is a blending tour de force on behalf of Glaser & Co. Splendid stuff. Call it what you like, this is damn good dram.