Compass Box Delilah's XXV
Compass Box // Scotland
This bottling was produced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the legendary Chicago whiskey bar Delilah's. Compass Box whiskymaker John Glaser and Delilah's owner and whisky enthusiast Mike Miller collaborated on this blended Scotch whisky. The base of this whisky is the first Compass Box Delilah's bottling released for its 20th anniversary which was aged a further 5 years. To that, single malt whiskies aged in both American and Spanish oak sherry casks were added. Actual breakdown for those inquiring minds: 29% Delilah's 20th anniversary whisky aged in refill hogshead; 10.5% Cameronbridge grain whisky aged in first-fill standard barrel; 10.5% Miltonduff single malt aged in first-fill American oak; 20% Teaninich single malt aged in first-fill sherry butt; 15% single malt "made near the town of Aberlour" aged in first-fill sherry butt; 15% Linkwood single malt aged in first-fill sherry butt. Only 8520 bottles produced for worldwide release.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typevarious listed in description
"The nose is creamy, with vanilla frosting, butter, and dark brown sugar, along with stewed fruits, and syrupy apricots and plums. The palate has an oily mouthfeel, showcasing more of those sherried fruits, along with black pepper, leather, and pinewood. The finish starts with a sugary, fruity flourish, which fades quickly, hitting a brief sharp note of spearmint, and finally leaving with lingering black pepper and dry oak."