Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus

CB Hedonism Q

I really enjoyed the standard Hedonism expression so when I had the chance to try this I couldn’t turn it down. It’s a blend of 5 Grain whiskeys aged for at least 32 years. This was bottled for the 15th year anniversary in 2015.

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: According to the specs on their website, sourced from Loch Lomond and other distilleries.

Region: Scotland

46% ABV

Mashbill: Blend of grain whiskies

Cask Type: Undisclosed, likely ex-bourbon and refill hogsheads

Aged For: 32 Years Minimum

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Pale Gold

Nose: Strong vanilla comes off this, sponge cake, confectionary sugar, oats, caramel and bourbon oak.

Taste: Light, yet oily and chewy, perhaps creamy is the right way to put it? Vanilla bean, powdered sugar, coconut, honey, and milk chocolate.

Finish: Much longer and warmer than the regular hedonism, again sugary sweet vanilla dominates. Faint bits of coconut, chocolate chip cookies, honey and barley.

Thoughts: Improves on the finish of the regular hedonism, and is also a vanilla bomb. However a bit of the subtleties have been lost with the overpowering vanilla sugar sweetness, like a bit of the fruit I detected in the regular expression.

Score: 88 out of 100

Compass Box Hedonism

CB Hedonism

Paid: $65 for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: From their website: “Will vary according to batch but typically whiskies from the following distilleries: Cameron Bridge, Carsebridge, Cambus, Port Dundas or Dumbarton.”

Region: Scotland

43% ABV

Aged For: NAS, Average age of 13 years

Mashbill: Blend of grain whiskies

Cask Type: Undisclosed, likely ex-bourbon or refill hogsheads

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Almost clear, like a white wine.

Nose: Confectionary Sugar, Oatmeal Cookies, Vanilla and gentle oak.

Taste: Very supple, Vanilla dominates this. Coconut, chocolate. Very much an aperitif or desert in its’s own right.

Finish: Toffee, a smidgen of apple, silky crème Brule and mocha. Shorter and no significant warmth.

Thoughts: I wouldn’t recommend this as a daily drinker, but if you were out of vanilla ice cream and wanted a liquid desert I would say this makes and excellent substitute. I greatly enjoyed this. Ooodles of Vanilla

Score: 87 out of 100