Category Archives: Malt blends

Tasting a trio of show-stopping whiskies from Compass Box: The Circle, The No Name No. 2, and The Affinity

Compass Box are whiskymakers who craft whisky by blending whiskies from different distilleries and batches, thereby creating unique flavour profiles from what is essentially a concoction of “ingredient” whiskies. This is the art of whisky blending. Blending to create a … Continue reading

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Old St Andrews “Twilight” 10 year old

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Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky

View this post on Instagram Hot day in Melbourne. Cooling down with some Monkey Shoulder and ice. Monkey Shoulder is one of the best value whiskies on the market IMO and real tasty – first dram tastes of cocoa coated … Continue reading

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The Big Smoke Blended Islay Malt 60

Type: Malt blend Origin: Islay, Scotland ABV: 60%

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Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza

Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★ Type: Blended malt Origin: Scotland ABV: 46% Bottled: August, 2016 Price: £77 

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Compass Box 3 year old Deluxe

Malt Mileage Rating:  Type: Blended malt Origin: Scotland ABV: 49.2% Price: £155 

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Compass Box Circus

Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★ Type: Blended malt whisky Origin: Scotland ABV: 49% Bottled: March 2016

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Compass Box Enlightenment

Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★ Type: Blended malt whisky Origin: Scotland ABV: 46% Bottled: April 2016

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Compass Box Flaming Heart Limited Edition (2015)

Recommended use: Serve neat Rating: ★★★★★  Recommendation: Buy it Type: Scotch malt blend Origin: Scotland ABV: 48.9% Compass Box Flaming Heart Limited Edition (2015) is a blend of malt whiskies including 38.5% 14 year old Caol Ila, 27.1% 30 year old Caol Ila, 24.1% 20 year … Continue reading

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Compass Box The Lost Blend (Bottled 2014)

Rating: ★★★★★ Origin: Scotland Type: Blended malt  ABV: 46% Limited to 12,018 bottles, Compass Box The Lost Blend is a Scotch malt blend comprised of whisky from two Highland distilleries (Clynelish and Allt-A-Bhainne) and one Islay distillery (Coal Ila). It is marketed as a revived … Continue reading

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