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Compass Box

Compass Box was launched in 2000 by the American John Glaser, who was previously International Marketing Director at Johnnie Walker. To promote his whisky, John travelled through London visiting pubs and bars with samples and, in idiosyncratic style, handing out business cards billing himself as “John Glaser – Whisky Zealot”.

Compass Box’s modus operandi and strong work ethic is what sets them apart as an independent bottler and blender like no other. Compass Box buy individual casks and focus on creating a craftsman-like boutique product. None of their bottlings are chill-filtered, nor is any colouring added and are all married exclusively in American oak. This brings the characteristic sweetness to the whisky.

One of their unique expressions and a superb example of their methodology is Compass Box Hedonism. This is a marriage of between eight and fifteen different grain whiskies, most of which are over twenty years old and all are aged in first-fill American oak. Hedonism went on to be heralded as the World’s Best Grain Whisky at the 2008 World Whisky Awards. John Glaser was himself featured four times in Whisky Magazine as Innovator of the Year.

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Distillery Address

Great King Street, Edinburgh

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Compass Box Lady Luck
(70cl, 46%)
An incredible blended malt from Compass Box. Lady Luck is a vatting of three casks, two of which were very old Caol Ilas, the other one was a 1995 Imperial. This is an oily, aperitif style whisky...  More info
This is for "educational" purposes only - not for sale, sorry!In the name of responsibility we'd like to say we don't condone breakfast drinking. However, if push came to shove and we had to select a...  More info
A rare and very exciting release of Hedonism, celebrating 10 years of Compass Box. There are just 120 bottles of this, and it is a single grain from Invergordon, aged for 38 years in white oak.  More info
The 10th anniversary edition of Compass Box's Flaming Heart. This is made with whisky from a distillery in Brora as well as some smoky whisky from Islay and the Islands. At cask strength there's a lot...  More info
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