Compass Box The Circus


Compass Box // Scotland

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The bottle design pays homage to Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film “The Circus”. Compass Box Master Blender John Glaser happened upon casks of rare, mature whisky to create this blend. It was created out of two parcels of blended Scotch that had been married in refill sherry butts with one parcel of grain whisky. This was blended with Benrinnes single malt that was aged in first-fill sherry butts. Only 2,490 bottles of this Blended Scotch exists worldwide for this June 2016 release.

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  • Blended
    Comprised 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 Type
    ex-sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"Classic sherry flavors of roasted cashews, almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts are washed with orange zest, vanilla and toffee. The baking spices are somewhat dusty, as though having been stored in a cabinet for too long, but this helps to mellow earth tones of the oak and to work well with the nuts and fruit. Malty cereal flavors add some weight and texture, with a dry, elegant finish that doesn't feel too sweet or treacly. Drop some water in the glass to let it blossom."

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