With expression Compass Box brings back the Double Single, released for their 10th anniversay. This batch is a combinaison of a 19 year-old single malt whisky from the Glen Elgin distillery (72% of the recipe) aged in re-charred Bourbon Hogsheads and a single grain whisky from the Girvan distillery of a certain age (at least equal to the malt whisky) aged in re-charred Bourbon barrels. The elegantly complex, ethereal malt whisky character is balanced on a decadent cushion of rich, sweet, vanilla-tinged grain whisky character. The combination is a deeply satisfying yet versatile whisky, perfect served as an rich aperitif before a winter’s dinner, or as a rewarding post-prandial any time of year.
Profile: elegant with vanilla, corn and barley.
- Appearance : Golden straw.
- Nose : light, smooth nose with lots of fresh vanilla, and notes of tarte tatin, caramelised fruits (apples/pears/maybe even a little bit of peach) and pastry.
- Palate : really clean fresh flavour with more vanilla, custard, double cream flavours.
- Overall : hint of spice/warmth with fresh, crisp apple flavours