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Compass Box The Extinct Blends Quartet: Ultramarine, 51%

Price: $375 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Well-structured aromas with floral top notes, seasoned oak, vanilla, layered peat smoke, dried banana chip, and gently spiced pecan bars. The interaction of polished oak, smoke, cigar, and deep-toned wood sugars makes this pretty special. Smooth to sip, with toffee, vanilla, citrus, bountiful fruits, smoke, and spice, burgeoning with burnt heather, toasted nuts, oak char, malty chocolate, coffee, and black fruits. Simply stunning blending at work here. (Global release of 5,430 bottles)