04/06/18 PHENOMENOLOGY C.Box 46%
PHENOMENOLOGY C.Box 46%
Blended Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 53548
Phenomenology is a way of thinking about ourselves and the very personal, subjective nature of experience. It’s a school of thought in psychology that focuses on phenomena, or, the experiences that we get from our senses – what we see, taste, smell and touch. Somehow, there is a link between phenomenology and whisky. The independant bottlers Compass Box has long been working on a blend of single malts that combines seemingly dissonant flavour profiles, but together creates something compelling. Information about this whisky, including components will be revealed later on this year after everyone had a change to try it and make their own opinion about it.
04/06/18 NO NAME C.Box 48,9%
NO NAME C.Box 48,9%
Blended Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 53699
Compass Box came across a parcel of American oak barrels filled with mature, massively peaty single malt whisky - tarry and full of bonfire-like smokiness. To them, this was a whisky ideal to be tamed and shaped into a very special Compass Box limited edition. Even peatier whisky ‘The Peat Monster’ - the staple peated Blended Malt Scotch Whisky in the Compass Box range - the resulting blend is massive in terms of the intensity and complexity of flavour; a whisky brimming with complex peatiness, but tempered with hints of fruit character and an underlying sweetness.
A bonfire-like smokiness on the nose with a peatiness that is by turns tarry and medicinal with hints of autumn leaves. A powerful smokiness and peatiness follow, accented by hints of ripe cherries, plums and spice.