CATEGORY: Vatted Malt.
DISTILLERY: Caol Ila, Talisker, Clynelish, Teaninich and Dailuaine.
BOTTLER: Compass Box.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 8802
ABV: 48.9% Vol.
A serious, uncompromising smoky experience.
For this, the second Limited Edition of the No Name series, Compass Box again are allowing the whisky to speak for itself. Still very smoky indeed, there is a new depth and delicacy. To borrow a musical analogy, No Name was peat as power chord; No Name, No. 2 has brought some harmonics to the party.
Built around an elegantly smoky Islay malt matured in refill Sherry butts, the second peated whisky we have used comes from the Isle of Skye. To these they added some old and ethereal single malt whisky from the Northern Highland village of Brora and just a dash of malt whisky finished in new French oak to add an underlying richness.
No Name, No. 2 will transport you straight to the peat bogs and malt kilns of Scotland’s West Coast. Weighty on the palate, hugely complex and concentrated, No Name, No. 2 also introduces a degree of delicacy. Their second whisky in the series offers an elegant mix of dried fruit notes, reminiscent of red cherries, and even a floral quality.
Those who snapped up No Name, and who are familiar with The Peat Monster, will love this latest exploration of the smoky whisky spectrum. No Name, No. 2 proves that peat is far from one-dimensional.