Compass Box Scotch Whisky Scotland
Spice Tree was the whisky that got the attention of the Scotch Whisky Association many years ago, and was banned for a time. By using a non-traditional aging techniques, John was able to draw out character from different casks when re-casking this whisky into barrels with oak stave inserts (procured from the finest coopers on earth) inside. He has found a way to modify this process and still impart different characteristics based on using different types of oak in his re-casking process.Extravaganza is a ramped-up expression of our spirits buyer's favorite Compass Box whisky. The aroma highlights robust notes of Sherry, red fruit and the spice of a piece of red and white salt-water taffy. Sublimely rich on the palate with a dose of brown sugar and plum accented by a bold, gingery spice. A slightly leathery finish with a hit of clove and ginger bring this one to eleven. There is no finer example of a spice-laden whisky on the market today.
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.
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