Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

This expression is inspired by Jon Glaser’s chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time.
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Since 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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Proof 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Compass Box Whisky Co.
Size 750mL
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 pannacotta, ripe berries and cherries.
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