A blend of three different single malts. Its name derives from the fact that the whisky is aged in American oak bodies with French Oak heads (a cross of both oaks). There’s no age statement, but the whiskies are all older than ten years. This is a gentle, subtly complex, somewhat lithe, easy drinking whisky (and with less oak spice than its predecessor, The Spice Tree). People think whisky is an after-dinner drink, but I think this would make a great aperitif because of its delicate dry spice notes and light body. I’m picking up evenly-proportioned notes of vanilla and coconut, with more subtle notes of clove, anise, and delicate fruit, all wrapped up in a gentle, malty body. A very versatile whisky. (Vol 16, #1)
This is a malt whisky inspired by their travels to the forests of France. As you may know, they work with a small mill in France that makes some of the highest quality cooperage oak in the world. It was their work with this mill that inspired an innovative idea that led to the creation of their malt whisky "Oak Cross". At Compass Box, they love the soft, sweet, vanilla-tinged character that aging their whiskies in American oak casks provides. However, their discoveries of the complex characteristics that aging with the best quality new French oak provides, have captivated them for several years now. Distillery note: "On the palate, notes of clove and vanilla accent a sweet maltiness and subtle fruit character. Made entirely of Highland single malt whiskies from the villages of Brora (fruitiness), Carron (meatiness), and Alness (perfume)."
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