Compass Box Delilah's XXV 46% NV
€ 113,44 (in. Vat)
|Serie||25th Anniversary of Legendary Chicago Punk Rock Whisky Bar|
|Bottled for||25th Anniversary of Legendary Chicago Punk Rock Whisky Bar|
|Distilled date||Not specified|
|Condition||In Original Container|
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the legendary Chicago
punk rock whisky bar this summer, we have once again created a limited
edition Scotch whisky in collaboration with owner and whisky enthusiast,
Mike Miller. The recipe for our second Compass Box homage to Delilah’s was built around a small parcel of the original Compass Box Delilah’s blend released in 2013 -a luscious, American oak-aged whisky that we aged in cask for a further five years. With this as a base, Mike suggested adding malt
whisky aged in Spanish Sherry casks, also made of American oak.
The result is a delicious Scotch whisky with notes of vanilla and spice,
And rich Sherry character. It’s another incarnation of the shared vision
Mike and I have for whiskies that everyone can appreciate and enjoy!
Gal Granov (89)
Nose: baked apples,dried fruit and nice Sherried influence on the nose, there are also some soft spices, some balsamic,and icing sugar on top of the sweet apples. Sweet and savory at times.. With the sweet vanilla grain notes in the backdrop
Palate: a big of spice on the entry with the sweet vanilla and Sherried sweetness working well together, sultana, Demerara sugar and sweet wine on top of red fruit, and spice. Quite easy on the palate,and dangerously drinkable,touch of fresh ground pepper adds a nice twist.
Finish : sherry,wins tannins,spices and hints of dried fruit.
This is a yummy whisky, and it does not disappoint as most CB whiskies. It’s one of the better blended whiskies I’ve tried in recent years, and the sherry touches are really well integrated. An easy drinking whisky, you’ll find yourself reaching for another dram, and then another…
Pricing is not cheap, at about 100 quid , but then again, this is well crafted. At any rate the Delilah’s Bar is on my top ten list of bars to visit, I hear it’s amazing
Nose: lots of toffee notes, butterscotch, milk chocolate mousse and a little vanilla. The American oak sherry is obvious. Baking spices too (clove, nutmeg). Baked apples. Hints of grassy malt. It’s quite rich, alternating between sweet and savoury, but also a tad bloated. Mouth: spice galore now. Clove and nutmeg again, some cardamom and black pepper. Fresh oak. Then malt cookies, hints of chocolate and red berries. Some hazelnut cream and brown sugar in the end. Finish: quite long, with a woody feel, alongside chocolate and dried fruits from the sherry.
Quite good and reasonably complex, with lots of spices and creamy richness. Maybe a tad high on the caramel notes for me personally.