Compass Box Vatted Grain

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Grain whisky - worth the effort & price?

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Compass Box Vatted Grain

Postby Admiral » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:32 pm

I recently tried this at a tasting.

It was pleasant & drinkable. Nothing to get excited at, and - in fact - it was quite bourbon-like (not surprising, given the grain).

However, my major gripe is the price. Here in Oz, it cost $120. To put that in context, Lagavulin 16yo is $80, Johnnie Walker Black Label is $41, and Glenfiddich 12yo is $52.

Now all the textbooks tell us that grain whisky is cheaper & easier to produce, so why should a vatted grain whisky (without an age statement) be so expensive, especially when compared to major heavyweight malts?

For what the whisky actually tastes like, I cannot justify the price.

Anyone have similar (or different) thoughts?


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Postby Lawrence » Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:17 pm

Hi Admiral, was that the Hedonism that you tasted? I tasted the Hedonism a while ago and I have a few thoughts.


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