Tasting Compass Box Magic Box
It took me more than I have imagined acquiring this bottle, but I can still take my time, take my sips patiently. As I am sniffing my glass, you can check another great bottle from 2020, Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas.
The nose starts with apple pie and kumquats on top of it. Intense fruity character develops into stone fruits with browned butter. Vanilla pudding, violets, milk chocolate and a touch of aloe vera. The palate is creamy and rich. It starts with lovely malt sweetness, golden raisins, Sultana grapes, toasted bread, ripe mango and orange marmalade. There are traces of cedar trees and pears at the back. The finish is medium-long with peach, cinnamon, white peppers and golden apples.
Compass Box Magic Cask
I am actually now thankful that I received this bottle just now. Or else, the competition for Best Whiskies of 2020 would get mad! I am happily surprised with how a very young whisky gave distinct notes that behave like cement between the deep and robust notes coming from a whisky that was aged in 1st fill bourbon barrels for over 20 years.
I can easily say that this bottle is one of the best bottles from Compass Box since Tobias and The Angel. It set the bar very high for 2021. I cannot stop nosing and tasting the whisky. My only complaint was the length of the finish as I would adore it if it was longer.