Insider knowledge: Compass Box Asyla whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Compass Box Asyla whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Melon, ethereal, ripe rosy apples, delicate smoke.
Palate: Gristy malt, touch of black pepper, grassy, oaky, orchard fruit.
Finish: Fairly uninteresting, malt, fruity, oak.
Yeah I consider myself a newbie to the Scotch world I have been drinking several different scotch over the last 5 years and although, I do agree with the review written in "Initial impressions" section I like the Compass Box Asyla very much and yes it is quite light but my favourite Scotches are produced in Speyside. Therefore, Asyla suites me just fine I have yet to graduate to trying the big boys with a great deal of peat such as Laphroaig or Lagavulin. Unfortunately, I am not there yet to try the big peaty Scotch however I did try one which was Bowmore and found it akin to having a mouth full of grass so I quickly switch back to something my palate could handle such as a Glenrothes 1985. Needless to say I found this one of the best drams I have had the pleasure to taste with my limited access to the whiskies available. So there you go a newbie's perspective on what is considered to a more mature scotch drinker as light tasting whiskey in the Compass Box Asyla. Cheers
14th December 2013
1st November 2013
Yeah, I tasted this at a whiskey festival and being a fan of Oaks Cross I thought this was even better. I bought a bottle a few months later and my initial enthusiasm wore off. A bit too bland for me, it becomes a bit weak and tasteless very quickly. I won't be returning...
46%, non chill-filtered (or is it?) and most certainly no caramel. Ever. x
20th June 2013
This is another boutique-ish blend that's been out on the market for a few years. Very good! And at a reasonable price point, too. Will definitely buy another bottle.
25th January 2013
I bought this for a friend as a wedding present. Both he and his new wife love it. Fruity, punchy, oaky. All good!
23rd October 2012