Compass Box No Name, that’s quite a smart marketing trick there! They want to let the whisky speak for it’s own, fine. This is said to be the peatiest Compass Box so far, consisting of a healthy amount of Ardbeg, Caol Ila and, of course, some Clynelish.
Colour: White wine
Nose: A very strong peatsmoke comes out of the glass. I’m envisioning standing on a dune in windy weather, waves crashing on the shore. Salt, sea air, wonderful. In the back, there’s some banana notes, smoked ham and a hint of medicinality (is that even a word? You know what I mean).
Palate: Ultra clean, concise, focussed peat. Wood still smoldering, smoked salmon. At the end the salt begins to amp up it’s volume.
Finish: The salty notes are prominent here, quite an oily mouthfeel. The smoke still lingers too for quite a long finish.
I’ve put this next to my Flaming Heart and yes, this is quite a bit peatier. I love how focussed it comes across, very nice blending there!