Compass Box continues to amaze us with their blended whiskies. The second edition of No Name is predominantly Caol Ila, with Talisker and Clynelish playing supporting roles to perfection. Waves of peat and Sherry-cask beauty splash across the palate like a Jackson Pollack. This is art in a bottle and a whisky not to be missed!
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.