Compass Box "The Story of the Spaniard" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml)

Compass Box "The Story of the Spaniard" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
(750 ml)

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About the Scotch:
Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky we recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, we decided to explore the sherried style further to create a new whisky for our permanent range.
The name is a nod to our founder's chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time.

In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It's a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.

Awards/Reviews:

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Based on a bespoke blend made for the New York City restaurant The Spaniard, this permanent addition to the Compass Box portfolio nods to Spain's wine culture, aging some of the Scotch in former Sherry or Spanish red wine casks. The end result is a honeyed hue and remarkably rich, concentrated aromas of Sherried fruit, orange peel and orange blossom. The vanilla-forward palate is relatively dry, accented with espresso, leather, black pepper and a hint of smoke."

"Nobody was expecting this Spanish proposition, as the inquisitive John Glaser adds the first new permanent addition to the range in many years. Its chief weapons are Spanish red wine, spiced orange, cranberry, redcurrant, and ristras of dried red chili pods hanging in doorways. The ruthlessly efficient palate has red wine notes, spicy chili heat, and an almost fanatical devotion to the pepper. Pour a glass and fetch the cushions." - Whisky Advocate