Insider knowledge: Compass Box Oak Cross whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Compass Box Oak Cross whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Light, stewed fruit, ginger, spice, toffee apple, stewed fruits.
Palate: Tart fruit, red apples, tannic, honey, tiny hint of Christmas spice.
Finish: Oak, malt, spicy sweetness, milk.
I was recommended this by the local whiskey cellar.... and have to say I was enthralled. Very nice, goes wonderfully cloudy with a couple of cubes in it. Not a top, top whiskey... but a lovely on indeed. Nice, fresh and fairly sharper than my normal smooth requirements. A refreshing change from time to time.
1st November 2013
Could nose this whisky for a long time. Wonderful toffee smells.
22nd April 2012
Very good dram and very drinkable - smooth whisky as I like it
18th October 2009