Hedonism is Compass Boxes unique and award-winning blended grain Scotch whisky. They produce it once or twice per year, depending on their ability to source the quality of casks they require. Rare and old, it’s something special for both the collector and the new whisky enthusiast.
Rare, Old Scotch Grain Whisky: Hedonism is unusual in the Scotch whisky world: a blended grain Scotch whisky. It is very rare to see 100% grain whisky bottlings, in Scotland. Going back 100 years, grain whisky brands were more common, but they were overtaken in popularity by the big brands of blended Scotch, which comprised both grain whisky and malt whisky. Today, most Scotch grain whisky gets blended into the big brand names, typically at young ages. For Hedonism, they search for old casks of Scotch grain whisky. And they only produce Hedonism once a year, when they find casks with the right flavour profile.
Rich, Sweet, Alluring: When good Scotch grain whisky is aged in good quality American oak casks, the results can be stunning: a rich, sweet, alluring whisky, redolent of vanilla, pastry cream and coconut. You’ll find all these things in the Hedonism bottlings. We believe that great Scotch grain whisky is the little-known treasure of the Scotch whisky industry.
Flavour Descriptors: Elegant flavours of vanilla cream, toffee, coconut.
Recommendations: As an aperitif, serve with a small amount of chilled water. Late in the evening, serve neat. Also makes a great whisky sour.
Distillery Sourcing: Will vary according to batch but typically whiskies from the following distilleries: Cameron Bridge, Carsebridge, Cambus, Port Dundas or Dumbarton.
Wood: 100% first-fill American oak barrels or rejuvenated American oak Hogsheads.