Eleuthera – Compass Box, Vatted Malt

Bought – Justminiatures, 13th November 2013

85/100 – Whisky Bible 2006
87.58/100 – Whiskybase (average from 14 member votes)

This was an impulse buy from Justminiatures because they’d reduced it to £2.99 as an end-of-line item. Compass Box are excellent Scotch whiskymakers, and I’ve enjoyed a bottle of ‘The Spice Tree’ before so I didn’t think £2.99 was much of a risk on another from their range.

When looking on the Compass Box website I was surprised to find that Eleuthera was only in production from 2002 to 2005, so this mini has been kicking around for a minimum of 8 years. This is why I had to dig back to the Whisky Bible 2006 to find a review by Jim Murray. Compass Box say of this whisky on their website:

“Originally available in all our markets, “Eleuthera” was our very first vatted malt. Typically it combined 15 year-old malt whisky from the village of Brora, aged in re-charred hogsheads, with 12 year-old malt from the village of Port Askaig. Jim Murray said of our first release: “Quite simply, one of the most complex and truly magnificent vatted malts of all time. A collector’s piece.” Sadly, when the 15 year-old malt we needed was no longer available aged in re-charred casks, we decided to retire “Eleuthera” rather than overhaul the recipe.”

Sounds good to me! I’m starting to regret only buying the one tiny bottle!

Eleuthera Vatted Malt 5cl

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