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A 2013 release, Compass Box's The General is made from two parcels of blended scotch whisky, both of which were blended at a young age and then left to mature in the cask. At the time of bottling one was 33 years old and the other 40. Aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this is soft but with an incredible complexity.Tasting Notes (2)
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Tasting notes by Billy A
Old polished wood to start, with dark, woody sugars and some maple syrup. There's some more fragrant notes hiding behind, with sweet coconut, sandalwood and honeysuckle. As it sits in the glass more intense sweet notes appear, with marzipan balancing out some of the darker, more savoury woody notes.
Lots of old dry wood and cinnamon spice to start - a bit of a zinger. Spiced butter and crunchy green apples come in, with charcoal, aniseed and a touch of soft liquorice. The apple-y flavours develop and become quite strong, before the old polished wood and anise notes come to the fore again.
Very much a continuation of the palate, with apples and spice joined by gentle polished wood. As it fades, sweet marzipan notes appear.
A whisky that both is and tastes old, with freshly cut boards and old, polished tables backed up by solid spiciness. However, dancing over the top of that is some sweet fruit and buttery notes, that add an excellent contrast and lots of complexity.
It has extraordinary depth, with aromas and flavours reminiscent of spices, dried fruits and old sherry wine character.
The palate is very soft, a virtue of blending malt whisky with grain whisky, and the finish is very, very long.
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