The Spaniard, Compass box, 43% ABV.

the spaniard compass box

Appearance – Mid Gold in colour, again very viscous, thin and thick legs.

Nose – Cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, figs, sultanas, that you really expect from Sherry cask whiskies, I’m also getting black cherries, a slightly savoury meat note, and black grapes.

Palate – Lots of honey, loads of red berries, strawberries, red cherries, raspberries, a little cranberry dryness, wine cask I presume, mead, warming spices now coming forward, pepper corns, root ginger, and sooo warming, reminds me of hot weather on holidays abroad.

Finish – Long, beautifully married, lots of honey, followed by black pepper, toffee sweetness, sultanas, it has a very syrupy mouthfeel, really sticks to the palate, very very nice 🤤

My thoughts – Absolutely no surprise then that I love this whisky, there’s no hint to it being a blended whisky, it’s so warming and inviting, super rich honey and toffee played off against darker fruit notes and spice, super balanced and married imho.

Would I buy a bottle? – I certainly would, it’s a belter of a dram, and it’s a good price for such a super experience imho.

Thanks to – @quarter_jill (Twitter).

Picture credit – Harvey Nichols.

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