Compass Box The Story of the Spaniard

Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

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Inspired by a bespoke bottling Compass Box created for a New York bar named The Spaniard, this bottling explores the sherried style further in this new permanent addition to the portfolio. At its core are single malt whiskies from the Highlands aged in Spanish sherry and Spanish red wine casks. 48% of the whisky aged in ex-sherry and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. As always, the full recipe and exact proportions are listed on the brand's website. Compass Box The Story of the Spaniard was released in September 2018.

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  • Blended Malt
    Comprised 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.
  • Cask Type
    American, European, and French oak cask types, some of which previously held sherry or Spanish red wine

Tasting Notes

"Stewed fruits, prunes, and syrupy medjool dates offered up on the nose. A lip-smackingly rich palate showcases waxy clover honey, Christmas fruit cake, and mulled wine with cloves. A short, sweet finish showcases dark chocolate, cocoa powder, ginger, and golden raisins. Sherry heads rejoice; non-sherry heads need not apply."

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