Quick Dram : Compass Box Asyla
31 January 2011 Written by: Gal Granov
Another Compass box,I’ve reviewed a long time , and forgot to rate, and post. This one is a blended whisky (yes, not a single malt, or vatted malt or whatever, ‘just’ a blend), but it’s a very good one in my opinion.
First of all, it contains 50% Malt, and 50% Grain, quite a high ratio (same as the Black Bull 12, if you remember). In addition the whiskies selected are supposed to be of good quality, and only first fill casks.
Compass Box Asyla, 40% ABV , £25 (Buy here)
Nose: lemon , apple on a pillow of malt and grain. Sweet and wee zesty like granny smith apples. Vanilla custard.
Palate: light, the grain sweetness is prominent in top of apple peel. Honey, oats malt and light fruit. Light.
Finish : light sweet and fruity with oak.
Summer dram definitely , light refreshing pre meal or as a cocktail. Very nice for starting the evening. I’d love to see the ABV% go up to let’s say 48-50%, this whisky deserves it.
Score : 80/100