Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Compass Box
Score: 92 points
This blended Scotch from Compass Box was designed to resemble the high-malt-content blends popular in Glasgow decades ago, and has a blend of 33% single grain whisky from the Cameronbridge grain distillery near Edinburgh and 67% malts from Benrinnes, Laphroaig, and Clynelish.
The nose has a strong smoky-sweet barbecue sauce note along with campfire smoke and touches of honey, figs, raisins, banana chips, and orange peel. The taste has notes of clove, orange peel, driftwood smoke, honey, banana chips, coconut, and vanilla. The finish has lingering touches of orange peel, clove, and honey. Excellent! (September, 2014)