Compass Box Stranger & Stranger
Compass Box // Scotland
This release commemorates Compass Box's ten year relationship with package design company Stranger & Stranger. It incorporates (1% of total) a one-year-old "sacrificial spirit" that was used to season experimental American oak barrels before finishing aging in refill hogshead. The spirit in question would be a grain whisky from Girvan, but as it's under three years old, this spirit and the resulting blend does not technically qualify as a Scotch whisky. Also in the blend is a malt whisky from Glenlossie, aged in re-charred hogshead (80%); a malt whisky from Glen Elgin, aged in re-charred barrels (14%); and a malt whisky from Linkwood, aged in a sherry butt (5%).
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typere-charred hogshead, re-charred barrels, sherry butt, refill hogshead
"This strange spirit showcases a wildly fruity nose with tropical bubblegum, sour apples, and a mélange of papaya, mango, and apricot, all with a strain of toffee in the background. Think creamy on the palate, with strawberries and cream alongside vanilla pudding, with honey, leather, and oak. A smooth finish offers more fruity creaminess studded with spicy black pepper, pine needles, and mint."