Compass Box's most recent limited edition is a Blended Malt with some of the spirit (from the Tomatin distillery) finished in Vino Naranja barrels. Vino Naranja is a type of fortified wine from Huelva - a Spanish region near Jerez but closer to Portugal. Produced in Solera, it's made from Pedro Ximénez wine in which orange peels are left to macerate. In Canvas, the waxy and citrusy nose is augmented by notes of Manuka honey and classic vanilla shortbread. You'll find baking spice tones of nutmeg and cinnamon interlaced with freshly cracked cardamom pods and hot cocoa. It's a beauty of a blend for less than $150 and our tiny allocation is sure to go quickly.
One Bottle Limit Per Customer
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.