Compass Box 3 Year Old Deluxe
Region: Highland, Isle of Skye
Cask Type: First-fill American Oak Casks
Nose: Wax, saline, faint smoke, red apple, honey, vanilla, citrus peel
Palate: Wax, smoked bamboo, apple, malt, pepper, touch of bitterness
Finish: Medium finish, mineral, burnt wood, oak, pepper
Waxy, sweet, fruity character of Clynelish comes to mind. Overall rather pleasant until the touch of bitterness kicked in. The nose and palate are coherent, lush and cream on the tongue, consists of wax, smoke, apple, honey character, the bitterness definitely left a poor impression to me.
Overall not a bad dram, but had a hard time finishing my pour. Personally would not buy a bottle at the retail price of $280 CAD.