.compass box - this is not a luxury whisky

Inspired by RenĂ© Magritte's 1929 painting "the Treachery of Images", depicting a pipe with the text "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." (This is Not a Pipe) written below, this beautiful whisky might not be marketed as a Luxury whisky, it most definitely has every aspect of one...

51.3% abv, €150
Blend, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, fruit, sour green apple, dried fruit, raisins, sultanas, dates, cranberries, fruit, mangos, liquorice, menthol, eucalyptus, spicy, cinnamon, fresh cut grass
Palate: sweet, vanilla, dry, dried fruit, raisins, sultanas, dates, figs, fruit, mangos, a hint of smoke, carrots, spicy, chilly flakes
Finish: lightly smoky, long, medium dry, sweet, honey, spicy, cinnamon, a touch of chilly
Mark: ++++/+ 

Conclusion: "This is not a luxury whisky. Or is it?" Well, it is, but it is not marketed as such. She is great. Luxury, indulging, cherishable. Beautiful.

More info: from the website:
The reality is, these days we hear more and more commentators talking about ‘luxury’ whiskies, which are presumably whiskies that are either rare or expensive, or, possibly, both. On one level, similar to the role Magritte’s painting played in the art world, this release is about getting people to consider for themselves what a ‘luxury’ whisky is. On another level, a level we consider much more important, this limited release is about the liquid. This is about the whisky in the bottle, which we have painstakingly sourced and blended, and the engagement and enjoyment and pleasure this whisky will bring when shared with others. This latter point is what we believe a ‘luxury’ whisky is. And at Compass Box, this is what we believe whisky, generally speaking, is all about. 
Availability Limited Edition release of 4,992 bottles. Bottled in August 2015. 
This whisky is one of the whiskies that triggered a lot of commotion in the industry. Compass Box got slapped on their wrists for being too transparent and releasing all information they had about the whiskies. Since they cannot any longer, I am happy to do so for them with the information released prior to the prohibition.

19yo Glen Ord matured in first fill ex Sherry butts - 79%
40yo Strathsclyde matured in refill American oak hogshead - 10.1%
40yo Girvan matured in refill American oak hogshead - 6.9%
30yo Caol Ila unknown refill American oak hogshead - 4.0%

Not that difficult to comprehend, in my humble opinion...

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