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Tasting Compass Box Hedonism

8 October 2012 1,594 views Written by: Gal Granov

hedonism_typefaceThe truth is I tasted this one a long time ago, even a year or more ago with a bunch of other CB’s and for some odd reason did not post my notes. Gladly I received another wee sample of this lovely dram for last month’s Compass Box twitter tasting, and this time around got to write my notes again. Compass box blends this Grain whisky twice a year and source whiskies Will vary according to batch but typically whiskies from the following distilleries: Cameron Bridge, Carsebridge, Cambus, Port Dundas or Dumbarton. Now, a Grain whisky can be a beautiful thing, as this one here.

Compass Box, Hedonism, 43% ABV , £52compass-box-hedonism-whisky

Nose : Sweet entry, with quite a bit of Coconut and oodles of vanilla, some spicy stuff as in mint, and some pine too. very nice Grain goodness on this one.

Palate:  Sharp entry with quite some alcohol bite, acetone, then it gets mellow with sweet sugars, bitter wood, vanilla, white chocolate and minty hints too.

Finish : Bitter, sweet, with vanilla and coconut.

A very nice dram,and great blending shown. If you like your grain whiske, or want to try a really great example, then you should give this some attention. As always, compass box delivers quality whisky.

Score: 86/100

official sample provided by Compass Box whisky Co.

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  • http://twitter.com/whiskyguyrob Rob Gard

    I’ve always liked this one. I’ve never bought it, but every time I’ve sampled it, I pretty much have had the same reaction as you.

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      Yes, Rob. a solid grain whisky. great example of the possibilities with grain. too bad not more like that one out

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