Compass Box Hedonism, The Muse
Compass Box // Scotland
Launched on March 8, 2018 in celebration of International Women's Day, this limited edition release features the woman which featured on their initial Hedonism release nearly two decades prior--the first time a woman was featured on a scotch whisky bottle. This whisky was created with the assistance of Jill Boyd, the first female whiskymaker in the company's history who joined the team in January 2017. It features grain whiskies from Invergordon, North British, Strathclyde, and Port Dundas distilleries along with a portion of blended grain whisky from an unknown source (the "recipe" for the whisky regarding percentages and types of barrels listed on the Compass Box website.) This blended grain whisky is bottled at 53.3% ABV, a number which reflects the percentage of women in the Compass Box business.
Blended GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from two or more distilleries; if Scotch or Irish,must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
"Creamy vanilla pudding pulls you in on the nose, with peaches and cream, vanilla-covered pretzels, and tropical fruits. The palate is luscious and richly sweet, with butterscotch, trail mix with sugary dried fruits, candied apples, and plenty of vanillas. The finish is short and sweet, with quick hits of citrus, spice, and oak rounded out by that creamy vanilla sweetness encouraging you to sip again. A supreme example of blended grain whisky."