22 September 2011

The Whisky Wire Compass Box Tweet Tasting

Last night we kicked off The Whisky Wire’s first Tweet Tasting, and for our inaugural dramming outing we explored three fabulous expressions from the contemporary yet traditional boutique whisky company Compass Box.

Our international group of Tasters made up from tweeters from the UK, USA, Spain, Germany and Israel were treated to a trio of tantalising Compass Box treats; Great King Street Artists Blend, Spice Tree and the mighty Peat Monster.

Here are a few of the tweeted tasted highlights from last night:

Great King Street - Artist's Blend

S_Rob Vibrant, slightly mineral; zesty lemon sherbet, fresh pears & flaked almonds. Quite herbal; dill, mint, faint tarragon.
galg Creamy, with a zing of gingery lemon, vanilla custard, and some oriental candy, bits of almonds, pistachios.
cowfish with a bit of air (like if you throw 1/2 the glass into your lap) there's toffee apples and tinned pears, along with woody spice.

 Spice Tree

jbforbes Sweet n malty rich vanilla and all spice with a distinct cinnamon kick to the finish. Great balance and roundness.
DrinkBritain I'm finding fresh coconut & milk chocolate, caramel & friendly whiff of the inside of a rum barrel in the Spice Tree.
whiskydrinkeruk Metallic oily orange with cloves. I'm back to chocolate orange again with all those xmas connotations.

The Peat Monster

dr_whisky Cigarette smoking through a meal of scrambled eggs, scallops, and strawberry cheesecake.
rodbodtoo Peat Monster - like smoke from a hookah which was filled with honey instead of water (oh, & the mouthpiece is made of rubber).
OliverKlimek Rather sweet on the palate, some honey and caramel, then lemon, cloves and a bit of liquorish bedded on peat.

The above are just a light flurry of the tasting notes from last night, for a full lowdown on all of yesterdays Compass Box dramanagins, hop over to Twitter and search hashtag #CBtwasting. All three of the drams we sampled along with the rest of the Compass Box range are available from The Whisky Exchange.

There are plenty more TWW Tweet Tastings to come, so if you would like to be one of our Tasters, register your interest and contact details now by emailing steve@thewhiskywire.com marking the subject line ‘Tweet Tastings’.