Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Malt
Bottler: Compass Box
ABV: 53.7%
Score: 89 points

This Compass Box expression was bottled in November of 2011, just before a Scotland whisky law requiring the use of “blended malt” instead of “vatted malt” went into effect. The nose has a mild peatiness with notes of raisins, figs, maltiness, and a subtle touch of almonds. The taste is sweet and smoky with barbecue sauce, a hint of chili powder, and molasses notes. The finish has a note of barbecue sauce on ribs with a hint of toasted bread. Very nice.