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Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
This product is available in: CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, KY, NJ, NY, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof86 (43% ABV)
This product is available in: CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, KY, NJ, NY, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch WhiskySince 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 pushes the boundaries of innovation to new levels with their art of “whisky-making.” Seemingly uninhibited by the norms of the formidable Scottish whisky industry, Glaser has proven himself a true alchemist. In 2005, his aptitude for winemaking prompted a disruptive experimental sensation; The Spice Tree release, a blended whisky made using inner staves, or wooden slats inserted into casks to enhance flavor. Wine-makers use this technique as a more economical way to add oak flavor wine.
Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky they recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, Compass Box decided to explore the sherried style further to create a new whisky for the Compass Box permanent range. The name 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.
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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.