Compass Box Phenomenology | 46% ABV | Bottled 2017

Phenomenology is “the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness.” It’s also a Compass Box blend, so let’s focus on what I do understand. The Phenomenology uses quite an interesting recipe. It’s mostly Glenlossie and Tamdhu, but there’s a teeny tiny bit of Highland Park, Talisker and Caol Ila added, to give it that extra oomph I suppose.

Colour: Light gold.

Nose: Very nice. Lemons and freshly cut grass but also tropical fruits like mango and coconut. Underneath this all is the slightest suggestion of earthy peat. A very nice, and perhaps more importantly, coherent nose.

Palate: A very oily mouthfeel which is lovely. Lemons and apple cider, honey and beeswax. Not in a boring way mind you, it’s all running through each other eloquently.

Finish: A medium long finish, mainly the (green) apples and lemons remain.

Simply a good, sturdy blend with an interesting recipe.