This International Women's Day, we are proud to announce Hedonism, The Muse, in celebration of the fact that women now make up the majority of the team at Compass Box.
This special limited edition expression of compass Box has all the flavour hallmarks of the classic Hedonism, with even greater depth and intensity.
Inspired by the woman featured on the label of our first-ever bottling. Hedonism will always be special to us as the whisky that launched the company, and every so often, we go back to where it all started.
When we recently discovered a cask of exceptional aged grain whisky in the spectrum of flavours of a Hedonism whisky, we were compelled to return to the concept once again.....
Hedonism, The Muse combines this single cask with other rare and remarkable grain whiskies of varying ages to create a whisky that has all the flavour hallmarks of the classic Hedonism, with even greater depth and intensity.
Aromas and flavours reminiscent of vanilla, marzipan and honey. Full on the palate, round and with a very sweet impression. Very long finish that echoes the vanilla and marzipan.
Now avalaible for sale online Compass Box Hedonism The Muse, Only 3060 botlles worldwide and 120 for The Netherlands. Don's wait to long, delivery from the end of March 2018
Rare, Old Scotch Grain Whisky
Hedonism is unusual in the Scotch whisky world: a blended grain Scotch whisky.
It is very rare to see 100% grain whisky bottlings, in Scotland. Going back 100 years, grain whisky brands were more common, but they were overtaken
in popularity by the big brands of blended Scotch, which comprised both grain whisky and malt whisky.
Today, most Scotch grain whisky gets blended
into the big brand names, typically at young ages. For Hedonism, we search for old casks of Scotch grain whisky. And we only produce Hedonism once a year, when we find casks with the right flavour profile.
Rich, Sweet, Alluring
When good Scotch grain whisky is aged in good quality American oak casks, the results can be stunning: a rich, sweet, alluring whisky, redolent of vanilla, pastry cream and coconut. You’ll find all these things in our Hedonism bottlings. We believe that great Scotch grain whisky is the little-known treasure of the Scotch whisky industry.
The Signature Range from Compass Box
Hedonism is part of the Signature Range from Compass Box. The five Scotch whiskies in this range cover the entire spectrum of Scotch whisky styles, from the delicate, sweet character of Asyla, to the subtle vanilla, clove and fruity characteristics of Oak Cross, the rich and spice notes of The Spice Tree, the peatysmoky character of The Peat Monster and the elegant flavours of vanilla cream, toffee and coconut in Hedonism.
Each is made from the highest quality casks, to create more complexity. The whiskies are combined according to each recipe and returned to casks for marrying up to 24 months before bottling.
Steps like these enhance complexity, flavour integration and soft mouthfeel.
Extra steps, but we think they’re worth it.
John Glaser, Whiskymaker