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[22 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Compass Box – This is not a luxury Whisky

After yesterday’s Epic Flaming heart 15th anniversary edition, we come to review the second new creation of John Glaser (and Compass Box), which goes by the name of ‘This is not a luxury Whisky’.  This is really a witty word game based on the same notion as René Magritte’s  famous work “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (originally named : la …

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[21 Oct 2015 | 4 Comments | ]
Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary edition

15 years already? Yes, so it seems. The artisan whisky maker Compass box led by John Glaser has turned 15 and it is releasing some epic whiskies to celebrate that, the two i will be writing about are this , and the “this is not a luxury whisky” (coming soon). I’ve been a fan of the flaming heart for a …

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[7 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box ‘Hedonism Quindecimus’ (blended grain)- Review

Who would have thought 15 years would pass that fast? yes, Compass Box, one of the most innovative whisky makers out there, has turned 15. Back in 2000 when most people would not even consider buying grain whiskies they released their first expressions the “Hedonism”, a blended grain whisky, and since then they have been making absolutely cracking drams, blending …

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[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box Great King Street – Glasgow Blend – Review

Time for another new release from Compass box, after the excellent Lost blend, this is a Blended whisky, rather than a Blended Malt (meaning it has some grain whisky as well as malt whisky as an ingredient).
GLASGOW BLEND is the second permanent whisky to be introduced to the Great King Street range , which is essentially a small-batch Blended Scotch …

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[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box–The lost blend – Review

Time for some new releases from Compass box. It’s been a while since I tasted a new one from this brilliant little whisky company (headed by John Glazer). this time we’re speaking Blended Malt again: THE LOST BLEND is a new limited edition release – this marriage of three single malts is a homage to their long lost (and much …

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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Two very different Compass Box whiskies

Today I’m tasting two very different whiskies from Compass Box. The only similarities is that both are Blended whiskies (containing Grain & Malt whiskies). The first one is Great King Street Experimental Batch #TR-06. I’ve recently tried the sister expression ( the 00-V4 ) which was lovely. TR-06 contains 33% Lowland grain whisky  and 67% Malt whisky from the regions …

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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box Peat monster 10th Anniversary release

Peat monster was first released 10 years ago and turned out to be Compass Box’s biggest seller, and I know many people who love that dram dearly and associate Compass Box with it. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, CB have released a special bottling (5,700 bottles) at 48.9%, consisting of Islay single malts distilled on the south shore of the …

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[22 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]
Tasting an amazing blend: Compass Box “The General”

So, £180 for a blended whisky? This is what I was asking myself when I saw the first PR for this one. It seems a lot. But when you taste this thing, it all changes. really. So what is this “General” whisky all about?  The story goes that Two different companies approached us Compass box with similar stories: they each …

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[9 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]
Compass Box Great King Street – Experimental 00-V4

It has certainly been a long time since I reviewed a new Compass Box whisky. Some are in the queue. Gladly I have gotten a sample from a friend.  the previous GKS versions (NY blend and Artist’s Blend ) were both great blends with the former peated nicely.
Compass Box Great King Street Experimental Batch #00-V4 , 43% , £32
Nose: A …

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[29 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Whisky PR Corner : New Compass Box Delilah

Through a shared vision that a great whisky should be enjoyable to all, boutique Scotch whisky maker and craft blender, Compass Box Whisky Co., and Delilah’s, Chicago’s legendary punk rock bar have collaborated to create DELILAH’S – a limited edition Compass Box whisky to celebrate the bar’s 20thanniversary. Only 6,000 bottles of this eponymous craft Scotch whisky will be available …