vanilla
coconut
grain
bitter oak
sweet
citrus peel
tangerine
nutmeg
cinnamon
Spiral Compass Box Hedonism

Compass Box
Hedonism
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet dairy cream, fresh yeasty bakery bread, faint citrus (tangerine), vanilla, nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Whipped cream, toasted coconut, cinnamon, soft wood notes, powdered sugar.

Finish
Silky, elegant and warm.
Price:
$107.99
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Compass Box Hedonism is adored for its vanilla, coconut, grain and bitter oak flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Compass Box distillery.

Based on 766 votes, the average rating for Compass Box Hedonism is 7.5/10.

Top reviews for Compass Box Hedonism:

— Amazing!! I love this!! Superb flavor!

— This is Exceptionally amazing!

— This might be the best tasting whisky I've ever had. Amazing. Delicious. Definitely a drink to be enjoyed neat. There's a bit of sweetness to it, I assume from the grains, and vanilla and oak from the wood. It's very easy to drink and the finish is silky smooth.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    First-fill American oak casks and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads

Compass Box Hedonism

(0.75l, 43%)


7.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Compass Box Hedonism
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Amazing!! I love this!! Superb flavor!
 
Keith
Keith,
unique bottle unlike others i have tasted
 
Lee
Lee,
Very good!!
 
Lars
Lars,
Very pleasant with noticeable traces of coconut taking over a subtle vanilla ground flavor. A good whisky for the money and very suitable to encompass with some desert.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Very noticeable coconut flavor. Easy to drink.
 
ZEBULON
ZEBULON,
The coconut/vanilla flavor blend is really doing it for me.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Sweet cake on the nose. Vanilla with some light spices up front. Sweet almost cake or cookie. Lingering coconut flavors stick around for a while. I would liken this more to a rum barrel finished scotch or whiskey than anything else. If you like the sweet notes it is very good, makes a nice summer sipper.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Vanilla cream, bit of citrus, nice warmth. On ice: most flavor disappears.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Love the vanilla nose. Enjoy the creamy blend with complex flavor
 
Courtland
Courtland,
Sweet. Heavy vanilla taste. Stronger lasting burn on the finish. I thought it was better neat than it was with rocks. It’s a good blend, but for being a blend and lacking in a unique enough taste I don’t think it’s worth the $$$ price point
 
guest
guest,
Great hint of vanilla in the smell. I can definitely find that coconut with the right amount of oak in my tongue. I can barely taste the tangerine, but in a good way. Super flavorful and smooth going down. Low key vanilla aftertaste. I love it.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Mild sweet vanilla and coconut. The coconut lingers, not overwhelming though
 
Derek
Derek,
Delicious vanilla explosion, especially good on rocks or with a splash of water.
 
Robert
Robert,
Good stuff. Just not worth the price.
 
David
David,
Found this one from a tasting box and ordered upon first sip
 
Audrey
Audrey,
This is delightful. Received in a tasting box. Easy drinking, lovely layers of flavor (the spiral is spot on). We always taste neat first then add a cube. Definitely need to drink neat if you're not a big scotch drinker. My husband is not and he found it excellent neat. He prefers Irish and Bourbon. I like scotch but nothing too peaty, and prefer Bourbon and like Irish. I'm unsure where people are finding it too oaky or woody; I didn't pick up on that so much. Big on the vanilla, caramel, hint of orange. VERY smooth, no major after burn. Everything about this was excellent. Want to buy a bottle but not sure if its good enough at that price point. Still deciding. Screw it. BUYING IT!
 
Steven
Steven,
Strong vanilla and nutty flavors with hints of caramel but with a strong bitter oak finish that lasts for a while past expectation. Splash of water helped mute the oak, but left the finish still bitter. holds up well to ice.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
This is Exceptionally amazing!
 
Steve
Steve,
Its ok a little to woody but with a splash o water it tones down the wood brings out cinnamon and citrus
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Delicious
 
Clark
Clark,
I guess I'm in to a lot sweeter or maybe spicy I just love spicy rum
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Delicious, huge vanilla followed by oaky smokey caramel
 
Paul
Paul,
good aftertaste. smokey flavor. sweetness added ice, mellow hint of sweet, less sweet with more peet flavor
 
Caylin
Caylin,
Really enjoy this one. For the price, I think it's very underrated
 
Michael
Michael,
This might be the best tasting whisky I've ever had. Amazing. Delicious. Definitely a drink to be enjoyed neat. There's a bit of sweetness to it, I assume from the grains, and vanilla and oak from the wood. It's very easy to drink and the finish is silky smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a super smooth scotch blend the flavor profile is somehow bold and smooth at the same time.
 
Keith
Keith,
Honestly, I was blown away by this scotch! The aroma is rich and warm, almost like a Crème Brule. The flavors are balanced and complete. The finish is silky and smooth. Almost too easy to drink!
 
Skip
Skip,
Smooth and delicious. Didn't think I'd like a whiskey that tasted like coconut & tangerine, pleasantly surprised!
 
Dan
Dan,
Very smooth with a sweet finish and not much hint of peer
 
guest
guest,
Yes
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Amazing, mouth watering from the time you open the bottle! The caramel and vanilla notes beg to stay on your tongue. A must for introducing friends to the delicious world of good Scotch!
 
Brett
Brett,
Excellent. Very smooth and easy drinking, almost sweet tasting. Not sure I’d buy a bottle at the price though.
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Liked the coconut, but the finish was a bit bitter for my taste
 
Marwin
Marwin,
A proof the tasting boxes work! Tried it, loved it and bought it. The taste is smooth and feels great, long taste but with a short bite. Enjoy!
 
Kat
Kat,
It begins with a sweet caramel bouquet, and when it hits the tongue there's a burst of sweet and smoky grain with caramel, vanilla, and oak notes. It's delightful.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smells funky but tasty delicious.
 
guest
guest,
A dessert in your mouth. Just uplifts your spirit with its vanilla and Caramel flavours
 
Claraine
Claraine,
I thought I didn't scotch at all until I tried this. No peaty taste, very mellow with nice vanilla notes. Loved this!
 
David
David,
Sweet and spicy
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
Almost a little over the top. A single taster was enough for me. Definitely a dessert bottle.
 
Justin
Justin,
Very smooth and mellow. Excellent finish. This is the first sample that I just slow sipped straight up. Couldn't imagine diluting with ice. If I have friends looking for a Christmas present, I'd love to open a gift with a bottle of this inside.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Initial scent is overwhelming, which makes the smoothness of this scotch unreal. Flavorful without being overwhelming on the tongue.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
This has quickly become my favorite Scotch. This is especially good as a dessert Scotch. Very smooth and light with no burn.
 
Sophian
Sophian,
Had read rave reviews about this, and I was not disappointed. Pricing came down by about 50% or so compared to initial release (why? But I am not complaining though!) Some fruit notes (citrusy?) with vanilla/coconut whiffs. Rich in the mouth too. A must try!
 
guest
guest,
My kind of whisky! Reminds my of 21 YO chivas Regal
 
Michael
Michael,
Bought a sampler with this in it, not a fan. There are better blended scotch whiskies out there
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Love this, so smooth!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I am not usually a fan of scotch whiskey and prefer bourbon or rye. But, this was excellent! Very smooth.
 
Florette
Florette,
Great flavor complexity
 
Charles
Charles,
Smokey and vanilla smell. Light caramel taste. Goes down really smooth with no burn.
 
Michael
Michael,
It’s ok. Very average. I’d never pay what they list for it. Meh. Aroma’s fine, taste is fine, nothing spectacular.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
My favorite flaviar thus far. Smooth in the glass. Aroma of strong alcohol and a hint of vanilla. When tasting the flavor explodes in your mouth, a strong vanilla gives way to a oaky caramel finish that brings the perfect warmth to your palate. Leaves you urning for more!
 
Jose
Jose,
Smell like to much alcohol..but taste it ok
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Loved it. The taste is spot on with the chart. When I had it neat, it tastes caramel smooth with vanilla and oak. Just let it sit in your mouth and savor it. With some water is fine but not necessary. A bottle is a must.
 
James
James,
I think this is a good scotch whiskey. Burned a little on the way down (in a good way). Tasted Smokey & vanilla. My problem is I simply don’t like scotch whiskey; more of a bourbon guy ;)
 
Joe
Joe,
Smooth and delicate...very nice. Not sure I’d spend that kind of money on a bottle though.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Loved it and I want more !!
 
Chris
Chris,
Very original and different. Light and easy to sip with intriguing flavors. It’s not as oaky and as stout as the whiskeys I normally enjoy though.
 
Jean-Philippe
Jean-Philippe,
Nice discovery. Really good tasting. Perfect to change with peated whisky.
 
Todd
Todd,
Solid, but overpriced at $100+
 
Lee
Lee,
One of the best Compass Box offerings
 
Martin
Martin,
Delicate sweet flavor with hints of vanilla and a bit of oak. Not overpowering to the nose and a medium linger. Not much bite to it. Delicious with a nice texture and taste. A good one to have on the shelf for the occasional glass to share with friends.
 
Steve
Steve,
Very smooth!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Incredibly smooth. The vanilla topnote overshadowed the smoke, but that’s not a bad thing in my book.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, delicate, Blended Grain Scotch Whisky with a sweet birth, creamy life & silky & warning death.
 
Scott
Scott,
Huge surprise for me. I'm used to smokey scotches. This was great. Full flavor (on the sweeter side). Highly recommend.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Excellent scotch. Extremely smooth and full flavored.
 
Nick
Nick,
Very smooth but lacking a bit ..
 
Tony
Tony,
Great smoothness to the drink but the flavor combinations just weren’t for me.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Very tutti frutti. I thought it would have a little more body bud does not hold up with water or ice it. Drink it like a dessert whisky
 
Michael
Michael,
This is quite good - sweet but still whiskey - a good sweet daily drink. Worth a bottle.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Overall sweet, with vanilla up front and more fruity citrus towards the end. Hints of wood and spice. Nice for after dinner.
 
Grant
Grant,
Very sweet! Enjoyed it but probably couldn’t have more than a single pour
 
Leo
Leo,
Really sweet. Probably good for one glass but not more
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Everyone seemed to enjoy the tropical and citrus nose that had minminal alcohol smell. Sweet taste with all the notes above and more if you think hard enough. Slight grain warmth on the back of the tongue while remaining sweet. Good sweet scotch that is great for someone not big on grain burn.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: menthol, perfumy, floral, vanilla, cocount, mango, strawberry and cream palate: light texture, some coconut and fruit finish: lots of cream, coconut, mango, and strawberry, medium finish overall: a good starting whiskey for someone who only drinks sweet
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Surprising, very good blend
 
guest
guest,
A tasty treat and one of the finest grain whiskies going
 
Marc
Marc,
Sweet and lightly Smokey but very hot
 
Rick
Rick,
The FIRST Scotch Whiskey I've actually liked.
 
Juan
Juan,
Nice blended scotch.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Nice sweet blend with a hint of vanilla.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Very balanced. Might be too hot for some, but I like it.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Decent scotch. Smooth but nothing that interesting
 
Logan
Logan,
Good balance of sweet and smoke. Strong cinnamon and grain alcohol aftertaste. Not quite as smooth as I was hoping for, but still not bad.
 
Deja
Deja,
I pick up cinnamon more than any citrus.
 
guest
guest,
The best grain scotch whisky for this price
 
David
David,
Swee and rich medium spice
 
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