Compass Box is unique in the world of whisky. Founded just over ten years ago, it is a small independent company specialising in the blending of whiskies bought from the main whisky producers. Compass Box has made this its speciality, becoming the master in its fields of blended malts, blended grains and blended whisky, with each category represented in its portfolio. It is also a company with a genuine philosophy, elevating blending to a worthy, noble task, distancing itself from its industrial image and reasserting the value of its craft as a ‘whiskymaker’.
ROGUES’ BANQUET C.Box 46%
Single malts from the Miltonduff distillery were among the samples we received in early 2019. Aged for 25 years in hogshead casks, they revealed aromas of caramel, roasted nuts and sweet spices.
To accompany this fabulous single malt, Compass Box chose single grain whisky casks from the North British distillery, also 25 years old. Smooth and luscious like coconut cream, they are rich with notes of vanilla and caramel.
A single cask from the Clynelish distillery enhances the delicate, tropical character of this blend. Only 5% of this whisky in the blend was used to create the perfect fusion between the grainy intensity of Miltonduff and the smoothness of North British. Distilled in 1994, this third whisky is also aged for 25 years.