This behemoth is predominantly comprised of malts from Islay legends Laphroaig and Caol Ila, Ledaig on the Isle of Mull, and the unsung Speyside distillery of Ardmore which adds a touch of sweetness. Brace yourself for its intensely peated nose, apple and smoked fish with a powerful punch of smoke, apricots, black pepper and hints of baking spices that coax the palate into submission. This is the definitive blended whisky for peat-lovers, accept no substitutes.
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.