A lovely Scottish blend.
Fine, elegant. Malty bitterness, smoke (ash) and liquorice peat. Fruity (citrus, dried or candied fruit), spicy (juniper berries, cloves) and heady (broom, mimosa) notes.
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Made from a blend of 33% single grain distilled in Fife (Lowlands) and 67% single malts from Islay (20%), the Highlands (14%) and Speyside (33%), Glasgow Blend has the unmistakable Compass Box stamp. First and second fill bourbon casks and first fill sherry casks were selected for the blend and then matured in French oak barrels. The label is inspired by the famous Wellington Statute, located in front of the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. A real curiosity, it is regularly topped with a traffic cone or unusual objects by the locals, representing the sense of humour of the local population.
Nose: fine, balanced. A nice malty bitterness, a fine ashy smoke and a liquorice peat are what the first nose reveals. Citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit), juniper berries and cloves follow. The whole shows freshness, vivacity and at the same time headiness (broom, mimosa).
Palate: elegant, racy. Its minty attack has relegated the peat and smoke to the background. Liquorice, chocolate and candied fruits (apricot, walnut) gradually come in between. The sherry has left its mark on the palate. Unctuous, it evolves on Bourbon vanilla and acacia honey.
Finish: soft, perfectly balanced. The sherry coats the palate with its creamy notes (Liège coffee). A fine herbaceous and slightly saline peat gives it a lot of depth, while stewed fruits and citrus fruits come to the surface. The aftertaste is spicy (saffron, star anise) and the empty glass is earthy (gentian root).
43% vol. 70 cl.
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