Compass Box's award winning malt whisky is aged on heavy toasted, new French oak sourced from 195 year-old Vosges forests. The nose suggests clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full, round and sweet, with the spice and vanilla follow and complimenting the core distillery characters.
On the Nose: Deep and rich, sweet and alluringly warm with hints of clove and cinnamon; lingering slight musk
On the Palate: This is a whisky of profound depth and layer after layer of flavour. The striking notes are of a sweet toffee, freshly ground cinnamon and a rich Zepherin Drouhin rose, blooming in a warm sun (really!!) But continuing on behind these first layers there unfolds the impressions, on both nose and palate, of freshly sawed cherry wood rubbed in natural oils. The earthy, yet delicate flavours /aromas of the wood/oil bring a layer of changable experience to this whisky that take you back to this bottle time and time again. Tiny flashes of dark chocolate also filter through and the overall impression is one of total satisfaction.