This is a NAS blend from Compass Box that’s bottled at 43% ABV.
Nose: Crisp pear mingling with clean malt. Very little oak with strawberries and honeydew melon. Light and sweet overall.
Palate: Salty with big malt notes up front opening to sweet pears and melon in the mid palate. Minimal oak complemented by nice spices.
Finish: Fairly long with the sweeter notes lingering alongside the barley.
Value for the money: This is a great buy at retail of $35-$40 – would make for a great intro scotch for someone, but it’s also great for seasoned drinkers.