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Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection Gift Set
This product is available in: CA, DC, FL, NE, NH, ND, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size150mL ProofVarious ABV
*Compass Box has recently changed its designs, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a gift set different than what is in the picture. Rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the design.
This product is available in: CA, DC, FL, NE, NH, ND, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection Gift SetSince its inception in 2000, Compass Box Whisky Company has been stewarded by John Glaser, one of the most progressive and innovative whisky blenders of his generation. "Like a winemaker blending grape varieties, we can create layers of complexity by blending whisky," says Glaser, who was named "Innovator of the Year" four times by Whisky Magazine and "Pioneer of the Year" twice by Malt Advocate. While Glaser initially began his career in the industry as a marketing agent, he quickly realized that by blending quality whiskies, he was able to create a product that was greater than the sum of its rare parts.
Compass Box is a unique blend of grain Scotch whisky. Nearly a century ago, grain whiskies were common across Europe, but were overtaken in terms of popularity when the larger distilleries in Scotland began focusing on single malt whisky. "When good Scotch grain whisky is aged in good quality American oak casks, the results can be stunning," says Glaser. They are strong advocates for quality cask selection. They use only whiskies in their blends that are aged in first-fill American oak casks which tend to yield more vanilla character, richness, and sweetness than the traditionally used casks in Scotch maturation. They also use a high malt content, differentiating themselves from most Scotch whisky producers.
The Malt Whisky Collection Gift Box Set comprises 3 whiskies from their core collection of malts. The Peat Monster (92 proof) is made from a blend, or vatting, of single malt whiskies from Islay (50%), Speyside (30%) and the Islands (20%) that are each between 10 and 16 years old and come from Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Ardmore, and an Island single malt. Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (92 proof) is a blend of 10 to 12-year-old single malt Scotch whiskies sourced from distilleries situated in the northern Highlands region of Scotland (primarily Clynelish, Dailuaine, Longmorn, and Teaninich). The Story of the Spaniard (86 proof) is a nod to Glaser’s chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time. For this expression, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. The threesome makes for a wonderful introduction into the world of Compass Box.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
The Spice Tree: Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, and clove give way to bold notes of vanilla, malt, and brown sugar, along with a hint of dried fruits. The satisfying finish is long and well-balances the sweet notes of vanilla with the spicy notes of cinnamon and allspice.
The Story of the Spaniard: Full, soft, and sumptuous on the palate with notes of citrus peel, red wine, and spices. The finish is long, with hints of rich vanilla panna cotta, ripe berries, and cherries.