Compass Box The General Review

This is a blend from Compass Box that is made up of undisclosed sources/ages but one is 33 years old and the other is rumored to be 40+ years in age. It was bottled at 53.4% ABV.

Nose: Very complex with malt entwined with golden raisins alongside cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Heavy sherry influence adding in plums and dates.

Palate: Quite spicy with a heavy oak profile – sherry strikes me as an Oloroso as it’s overly raisiny, but still quite sweet.

Finish: Spices continue to linger with aged oak and pleasant level of sherry.

Rating: 94/100 – As a big fan of heavily sherried malts, this one is one of the better ones out there.

Value for the money: These retailed for around $350, but now are $550+ on the secondary. It was a stretch at retail, and I don’t think it’s quite worth secondary prices.

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