sweet vanilla
oak
cooked apple
spicy
honey
bitter
citrus
ginger ale
fruit
Spiral Compass Box Oak Cross
Compass Box
Oak Cross
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
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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.
  • Style
    Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box
  • Bottler
    Compass Box
  • Age
    NAS

Compass Box

Oak Cross

(0.75l, 43%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Compass Box Oak Cross
Brian
Brian,
My new favorite! Nice start with great finish!
Ty
Ty,
My least favorite Compass Box that I've tried. A good dram for sure, but not as balanced as their other offerings. This is probably a polarizing whisky. Very strong oaky spiciness and bitterness. You definitely taste the American oak and European oak. That might be perfect for some, but just doesn't align with my palate.
anonymous
anonymous,
Horrible
Jason
Jason,
Tasty, not exceptionally peaty. Don't add ice.
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth enjoyable neat or on the rocks. Will definitely restock the bar with it when it's gone.
Deja
Deja,
Subtle with very little bite.
Dane
Dane,
Very acidic and thin; quite disappointed
anonymous
anonymous,
Beautiful blend.
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