Compass Box The Circle No. 1
Compass Box // Scotland
This blended malt is the first release in this series named after a bartending program put on by Compass Box. The winner of The Circle in 2018 was Rosey Mitchell of Three Sheets in London. Her prize was to help create this blend along with lead whiskymaker Jill Boyd and founder John Glaser and her goal was creating "sunshine in a glass". The blended malt is: 78.8% Tamdhu aged in first-fill bourbon barrels, 14.8% Clynelish aged in refill sherry butt, 4.9% "malt whisky from Orkney" aged in recharred American oak hogshead, and 1.5% proprietary Highland malt blend matured in custom French oak barrels. The blended malt is bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV. Only 6151 bottles produced, available worldwide in summer 2019.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.