Compass Box Delilah's XXV Sample
3cl / 46%
Blended Scotch Whisky
- Blended Scotch Whisky
- The Perfect Measure
A rare return to an idea for Compass Box, coming back to famed Chicago bar Delilah's to create another whisky – this time celebrating the bar's 25th birthday. They continued ageing some of the 20th anniversary whisky and have combined it with a selection of other whiskies, including lots of sherry-cask spirit. It's not as weight as that suggests, and is a perfect dram to sip at the bar while rocking out to Delilah's excellent soundtrack.
This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Compass Box Delilah's XXV Blended Scotch Whisky
Compass Box Delilah's XXV Blended Scotch Whisky Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott
Nose: A sea of spiced vanilla cream with bobbing sultanas and raisins. Orchard fruit notes of apples and pears with a dusting of nutmeg follow, along with a touch brioche.
Palate: The vanilla is back, sat on top of a layer of brown sugar and spice: cinnamon and nutmeg. Milk chocolate raisins and hints of clove develop, but are held back from dominating by the creamy vanilla notes.
Finish: Barley sugar and sweet spice fade to leave almonds, hazelnuts and a hint of apple.
Comment: This isn't the sherry bomb I expected. Instead it's a development of the first Delilah's still showing the whisky's approachable character while adding in a layer of carefully balanced darker notes.