A blend of soft, fruity malt whiskies on a bed of rich, sweet grain whiskies. All whiskies aged in first-fill American oak casks to yield the trademark Compass Box style: soft, rich, vanilla-tinged, delicious. See why this, the lightest of our whiskies, wins the most awards!
With just a splash of chilled water, we believe the combination of soft, sweet grain whiskies and elegant, refined Highland malts found in Asyla epitomise the idea of “deliciousness” in the world of Scotch whisky.
The secret lies in the quality of the casks. We use only whiskies aged in first-fill American oak casks to yield more vanilla character, more richness and more sweetness than the refill casks traditionally used in Scotch maturation. We’re often asked about the name. ASYLA is the plural of asylum – a word rich in ambiguity, suggesting that delicate balance between madhouse and sanctuary, an idea we have always felt well suited to a whisky style such as this. This is a whisky that will gently enliven the senses. It is at once delicate, comforting and luminous.
Reviews by Drammer.com users
- Fresh, green apple, citrus, a bit of vanilla, light floral and honey notes
- Peppery, nutmeg, vanilla, oaky notes, some nuts, lemon zest
- Short, dry, quite bitter
- Blended scotch (about 50% grain and 50% malt spirits according to CB) with rather pleasant nose, at the beginning quite spirituous but getting better after a while. The taste is flat, with some spices and oakiness. The finish is short and noticeably bitter so I didn't like it. The price is too high in my opinion since one can buy a single malt for the same money. Or Chivas Regal 12, which is cheaper but way more interesting.
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