What's in a name? Compass Box Oak Cross whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Compass Box Oak Cross whiskey, rather than 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