Compass Box The Double Single Third Edition 46% NV
€ 149,44 (incl. Vat)
Glen Elgin, Girvan
|Serie||The Double Single Third Edition|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Bourbon Casks|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Jim Murray's No Age Statement (Premium) Blend of the year 2017.
Gal Granov (89)
Nose: Starting with lovely vanilla sweetness and crisp red apples . ripe pears, a gentle touch of oak, Apple vinegar and nuts. Not ultra complex, but crisp and sweet-ish and brilliant.
Palate: Big viscous mouthfeel with luscious fruit mainly apple peel, cereal and some spicy pepper.A touch of Mint and wood spice, quite oily and rich. Can’t believe this is only 46% abv! as it feels so full and “deep”.
Finish: chocolate fudge, vanilla and subtle oakiness.
This might not be the most complex of whiskies, but it’s damn good. It’s quite rich, and harmonious, with the fruit and sweetness so well-integrated, the aromas and flavours are intense yet classy. You can not believe this is not a cask strength whisky, as flavours are so concentrated, and the oily mouthfeel is wonderfully chewy. It’s evident the two components are a perfect match, and indeed at 19 years of age both grain and malt are just at their prime. Again, great blending work by John Glaser.
Certainly a cracker, even though it may sound two simple-ish, a grain and a malt, easy… (well, not)