From Compass Box comes a recently released blended Scotch whisky called The Double Single. Bottled at 46%, not chill filtered, not colored and in total 5.838 bottles were released after March of this year to the world market. There are two components used in making this expression. First part, making up 72% of the total liquid volume, is a whisky from the Glen Elgin distillery matured in a re-charred ex-bourbon hogshead. The second part is grain whisky from the Girvan distillery, matured in a re-charred ex-bourbon barrels.
On the nose I can find flavours of creamy vanilla and soft caramel mixed with fresh orange peel, soft tropical fruit notes, candied lemon strips, white pepper, hint of spearmint in the back, powdered sugar and some roasted fennel. These flavours continue beautifully onto the palate making it a fresh, sweet and balanced fruity dram with a spicy/peppery edge on the finish that has a good length to it. Thanks for sharing a sample of this latest expression Compass Box!