CATEGORY: Vatted Malt.
DISTILLERY: Highland Park, Clynelish and Tamdhu.
BOTTLER: Compass Box.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 6151
ABV: 46% Vol.
Sunshine in a glass
Rosey Mitchell is the 2018 winner of The Circle, The Compass Box programme designed to inspire bartenders around the world. Rosey’s prize? To create a blend with Compass Box founder John Glaser and whiskymaker Jill Boyd. Rosey wanted to make an approachable whisky to be shared with friends, something for the daytime, a whisky with brightness. She called it “sunshine in a glass.”
The Circle is based around a parcel of fruity and creamy single malt from the Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside. This is supported by malt whisky from the Clynelish Distillery. A touch of peated malt whisky from an Orkney distillery and a small proportion of a French oak-finished blended malt whisky complete the recipe.
They believe they've achieved exactly what Rosey envisaged. The whisky is bright and warm with a creamy softness. It practically radiates sunlight!