Compass Box Oak Cross

Compass Box

Oak Cross

(0.75l, 43%)


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Highland blend with a clove and fruity character.

If you ever make your way through the dusky maze of pub paved streets in London, you may find yourself looking at a seemingly incongruous Scotch joint. Compass Box was founded in 2000, by Whisky visionary John Glaser, in London England. After a go at the Wine industry, he took a shot at Whisky, working for Diageo. Compass Box is not a distillery, but a blender of fine Scottish Whiskies. Glaser combines the creme de la creme of casks from Islay and Speyside, to the Highlands.

The Compass Box crew are notorious for challenging the status quo, striving to push the boundaries of experimentation without sacrificing quality or taste.

Seemingly uninhibited by the formidable Scottish Whisky industry, Glaser brings a fresh perspective to the art of Whisky making, shifting paradigms…stickin' it to the man. But this visionary spirit comes at a price, let's not forget, Galileo was convicted of heresy and persecuted.

In 2005, Compass Box had a tasty controversy on their hands; their Spice Tree blended malt. The release was a blended Whisky made using inner staves, or wooden slats inserted into the casks to enhance flavor. Wine-makers use this technique as a more economical way to add oak flavour wine.

Oak Cross is a Highland blend from their Signature Range of Compass Box with a clove and fruity character. It's comprised of 60% fruity malt Whisky from the villages of Brora, 20% meaty malt Whisky from the village of Carron, and 20% fragrant malt Whisky from Alness. For the primary maturation stage, all of the Whiskies are aged in a variety of American oak and French casks. 60% of this blend is then re-casked in Glaser's distinct hybrid casks.

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  • Style
    Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box
  • Bottler
    Compass Box

Flavour Spiral™

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sweet vanilla
oak
cooked apple
spicy
honey
bitter
citrus
ginger ale
fruit
What does Compass Box Oak Cross taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Compass Box Oak Cross and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light yellow amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Light, stewed fruit, ginger, spice, toffee apple, stewed fruits

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Clove, vanilla, sweet malt, fruit

Finish
Oak, malt, spice, sweetness, milk
Ratings & Reviews
Deja
Deja,
Subtle with very little bite.
Dane
Dane,
Very acidic and thin; quite disappointed
Brian
Brian,
Very nice after dinner or late evening. Nice even tone
anonymous
anonymous,
Beautiful blend.
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