A limited-edition blended whisky from popular indie bottler and blender Compass Box, The Circle is a marriage of four different whiskies, matured in different types of casks. The core is a fruity, creamy whisky from Tamdhu distillery, that has been matured in a first-fill bourbon barrel, it is supported by sherry-matured whisky from Clynelish. A smoky edge is provided by whisky from Orkney, matured in a re-charred American oak hogshead, and a lighter element is found in a blended whisky, matured in custom French oak casks.
Nose: Barley sugar, fresh stone fruits, crisp apple skin, ginger spice and vanilla fudge.
Palate: Tarte tatin and vanilla cream, with lots of sweet malt and cinnamon.
Finish: A suggestion of smoke, oak spice, floral malt and vanilla pod.