With a golden straw appearance and an incredibly clean flavor profile from start to finish, Asyla is easily one of the most underappreciated whiskies in the Compass Box stable. Asyla boasts a cavalcade of flavors and aromas throughout including: sweet oats, a hint of fresh lemon and lime zest, powdered sugar, and vanilla. The lengthy finish is robust with notes of a powdered sugar donut, toasted oak and a hint of peaches. Truly a delicious dram, and one that we’ve been told is being discontinued due to a lack of supply of some of the core ingredient whiskies. Sad, but there’s still an opportunity to grab a bottle or two of this before it’s gone!
There are some people in the spirits business who are cut from a different cloth, Compass Box's founder and master blender John Glaser is one of those folks. After many years in the wine trade, he entered the Scotch whisky business with Johnnie Walker, where he honed his palate and helped develop the renowned Green and Gold labels. Somewhat frustrated with the limitations of the corporate world, he felt compelled to follow his passion for making great blends. He started Compass Box to, as he states, "nurture the roots of tradition in order to grow the possibilities." An artist, visionary and one hell of a whisky "blendologist," he has successfully conjured up some of the biggest, baddest and sexiest drams we've tasted.