CATEGORY: Blended Malt.
BOTTLER: Compass Box (CB).
NUMBER OF BOTTLES:
STRENGTH: 43% Vol.
A long time ago, John Glaser (whisky maker) and a friend journeyed through the South of Spain, stopping by every little village bar they could. In one place, an elderly man took it upon himself to teach them about the local Sherry wines. They captured John's imagination with their nutty, saline character and tremendous spectrum of style.
Years later, when John discovered Scotch whisky, he was reacquainted with Sherry through whiskies aged in former Sherry casks, which are known for the rich, deep flavours they provide. He'd been drawn to this style of whisky ever since.
Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky he had recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, he decided to explore this style further to create a malt whisky blend with its core whiskies aged in Spanish Sherry and Spanish red wine casks.
TASTING NOTES: Full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. The finish is long, with hints of rich vanilla panna cotta, ripe berries and cherries.
In this, the first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks.
Malt Whisky made near the town of Aberlour
Malt Whisky from Teaninich Distillery
|Highland Malt Blend*||Custom French Oak Cask, Heavy Toast||15%|
|Malt Whisky from Deanston Distillery||Refill Sherry Butt||8%|
|Malt Whisky from Deanston Distillery||Refill Hogshead||7%|
|Malt Whisky from Glen Elgin Distillery||Rechar Barrels||5%|
*A Blended Malt Scotch Whisky composed of 60% aged malt whisky from the Clynelish distillery, 20% aged malt whisky from the Dailuaine distillery and 20% aged malt whisky from the Teaninich distillery. After vatting, they recask this ‘Highland Malt Blend’ and mature it further in our highly active hybrid casks.