During nosing, the first thing I said about the whisky was simply 'vibrant'. I was expecting something darker, more buttery. Nose has the elegant creamy flavors you would expect and balanced oak spice with caramel, green plums and cardamom which improves the vibrant character.
I loved the palate. 53% abv is well structured with tropical fruits, patisserie cream, honey and a touch of baked apples. Added water makes it a little bit easy to drink but also extracts bitter spices.
Finish is very warm, almost like a winter whisky, toasted coconuts. A tasty apple pie with buttery crust with some white pepper sprinkled on it.
Compass Box advises to drink it in a wide-bowled wine glass with a single ice cube, which I gave a shot and I was honestly happy with!
Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas in a Zalto Wine Glass
With only 2200 bottles produced, Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas is looking like to be sold out soon! Kudos to James Saxon as he is the Lead Whiskymaker in this project. The Hedonism Felicitas is another great face that Hedonism took in its history. Vibrant character and juicy, delicious palate is how I can sum up my review for this whisky!
Felicitas is the right word as we are lucky and fortunate to taste different whiskies from Compass Box and they are lucky and fortunate to have us, fans with diverse palates from different corners of the world!