Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Compass Box The General
According to Compass Box, The General is a combination of two blended whiskies, each of which had been blended when very young and returned to casks for further aging. One lot was 33 years old, and Compass Box is not disclosing the age of the other. They included both bourbon and sherry cask aged whisky. This bottling came and went pretty quickly, but there may still be some on the shelves.
Compass Box The General, 53.4% ($300)
The nose on this is really nice with fruity malt. The palate has vanilla and malt with a creamy mouthfeel. The finish is floral with hints of malt.
This is a really nice whisky and very typical of Compass Box with its fruity, flowery notes. It's very versatile and tastes much more like a single malt than a blend. While I really liked it, it would be hard for me to justify paying for it at that price (I got a sample from a friend). There are certainly whiskies of comparable quality that are much cheaper. Still, it's always fun to try the newest creation from Compass Box.