Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus

HedonismQuindecimus

Rating: ★★★★

Recommendation: Buy it

Type: Single grain whisky

Origin: Scotland

ABV: 57%

Reaction: 🙂

Nose:

Wood vanilla, varnished pine, white paint and plaster, gooey salted caramel, coconut, cherry ripe, cinnamon, a bag of oranges, and, rum and raisin. 

Taste:

Salted caramel, chocolate, warming spices, cinnamon, pepper and lots of zesty orange. The taste is also strikes me as quite rummy and brandy-like, the initial taste of Cognac fades into sugar rum notes. It is a little drying, more of an English style rum than Spanish or Navy style. 

Finish: 

Candied orange zest, date and cinnamon scone linger with butter, warming spices and clove. After these flavours fade, find cracked pepper and lemon. 

Bottom line: 

Buy it. This is a warming and spice filled single grain whisky bursting with character, especially salted caramel and candied orange zest. My immediate temptation is to smuggle a sample of this fine dram into a chocolate shop, unbuckle my belt, and endevaour to find  its chocolaty soul mate.  A superb product. 

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