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Compass Box - This is Not a Luxury Whisky

(70cl, 53.1%)

Compass Box - This is Not a Luxury Whisky

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Not a Luxury Whisky Bottling Note

A 2015 release from the folks at Compass Box - This Is Not A Luxury Whisky takes inspiration from 'The Treachery of Images", a 1929 painting by Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte. The painting shows a pipe, with the caption beneath reading "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." (which translates to "This is not a pipe.").

Y'see, what Compass Box are trying to do with this release is make people think both about their own idea of what a luxury whisky is and about the whisky in the bottle, which is a pretty spectacular blended Scotch whisky. So have a taste and have a ponder...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Light smoke and Sherried sultanas open this one. Full on Christmas cake notes, with a very slight touch of pineapple chunks.

Palate: Full bodied and a touch oily, with dark chocolate and enjoyable notes of brown sugar. Light floral elements...

Finish: Smoke and crushed nuts last.

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Compass Box - This is Not a Luxury Whisky Reviews

Grab a bottle!

Beautiful blend, very high end malt. You will not regret the price tag it carries. Another A+ Compass Box

12th April 2019

Very nice

Only had a 3cl sample but it was very nice. If I had not read reviews etc I would have thought it was a malt. Not a blended. Definitely got the smoke and full bodied taste from it. Just not sure I would pay £150 for bottle.

27th November 2016

Rich, complex, rewarding

Not just the best single malt blend, but up there with the most interesting and pleasing high end malts ever sampled (including Mickey Heads' private stash).

3rd May 2016

Surprising and distinctive

It starts off quite savoury and a bit tight on the nose (although only at full strength), but the taste and finish showcase many gorgeous layers of sweet, fruity, spicy and even a tad smoky. It takes water well, becoming almost dessert-wineish in places. Like many Compass Box blended Scotches, the textures within the whisky set it apart and add real interest. Very very good.

17th January 2016

Superb

if you like quarter cask, you will LOVE this, it's excellent, sweetness and strong toffee and vanilla

18th December 2015

James

Perfect!

18th December 2015

Fantastic

Brilliant. They are wizards.

25th November 2015

Great marketing sadly the master blender not so much.

This product was clearly designed to turn heads and gather attention, but at this price what are they thinking? The liquid simply doesn't match up to what it costs.

5th November 2015

interesting concept

interesting concept, good marketing, solid whisky at price is way too high.

29th October 2015

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