Compass Box Asyla

Compass Box Asyla

(0.75l, 40%)


7.1/10
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Meet the Chardonnay of Scotch Whisky.

Compass Box isn’t a distillery and it isn’t a distributor. Compass Box is a story. It’s a great story that began in the year 2000 when John Glaser—a marketing director for Johnnie Walker at the time, decided to break out on his own. Think about it for a moment. John is an American working for one of the most iconic brand names in the word of Scotch Whisky but he thinks he can do it better on his own. It takes a lot of Whisky stones to step out of a dream job with Whisky perks and start a business that competes with your former employer. He buys bulk output from some of the best distilleries in Scotland—just like Johnnie Walker—and then creates custom blends which he then finishes and ages to create great Whisky.

In the words of Compass Box themselves, “ASYLA is the plural of asylum – a word rich in ambiguity, suggesting that delicate balance between madhouse and sanctuary….” So what does that mean to the Scotch Whisky drinker? We say, think of Compass Box Asyla as the Chardonnay of Scotch — light, gently fruit forward, and delicious paired with chocolate and nutty cheeses. It is a blended Scotch Whisky that is 50% malt from Alness and Longmorn, married with single grain spirit from the town of Fife (which means wheat). It is aged exclusively in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks that brings just enough vanilla and toffee to delight.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Various
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla cream
green apple
sweet
lemon
dry
caramel
chocolate
nutty
butter
What does Compass Box Asyla taste like?

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh cut oats and butter

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Lemon vanilla cream, granola, and ripe green apple

Finish
Clean, fresh, and lightly sweet
Ratings & Reviews
Abel
Abel,
I’m sure I’m getting the same flavors that most others are. This whisky, however, is special to me. It represents the aromas of pleasant springs and rich floral honey suckle hit me. Vanilla, too, yes; but there is so much more to enjoy if you just let it linger on the palette longer. I love it. It is now a part of my blended malt arsenal.
 
Leo
Leo,
Great dessert scotch
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Smooth. Beautiful notes. Clean.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
It was a disappointment as I thought it would be lighter and sweeter. It was not
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: almost bourbon-esque, lots of oak, mild vanilla, honeydew after some air palate: thin mouthfeel, sweet RED APPLES finish: lots of red apples, medium finish, slight bitterness, very light and not much going on overall: nothing very exciting going on with it. not bad but unspectacular
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I found it to be "okay" I was expecting a more complex and intense flavor.
 
Jamel
Jamel,
Excellent!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A nice light and sweet blend
 
Deja
Deja,
Too sweet.
 
Boyd
Boyd,
Spice and oak up front with vanilla on the backend. Light, opens with a little water.
 
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