compassbox spaniard The new malt whisky of

Compass Box The Spaniard

with its core components aged in Spanish wine casks.

They plan to produce this malt whisky once or twice per year, depending on their ability to source the quality of Spanish wine casks they require. In this, the first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks.

They may change the type of casks from year to year based on availability and experimentation, but Spanish casks – either Sherry wine casks or Sherry-style wine casks – will always play the key role.


 

Introducing their new malt whisky blend, showcasing whiskies aged in Spanish wine casks.
Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky we recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, they decided to explore the sherried style further to create a new whisky for our permanent range.

The name is a nod to our founder’s chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time.

The Compass Box Spaniard is bottled at 43% Not chill filtered and Natural colour

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You will find a whisky that is sumptuous, soft and full on the palate with flavours of pears poached and citrus peel, spices and red wine. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening stirring into a cocktail or just sipping with good company.

compassbox spaniard 2502A showcase of malt whiskies aged in Spanish wine casks

The newest addition to our range, we plan to produce this malt whisky once or twice per year, depending on our ability to source the quality of Spanish wine casks we require.

A long time ago, a friend and I journeyed through the South of Spain, stopping by every little village bar we could. They were tiny little bars filled with heavy smoke, serving beers and liquors I had never heard of.

In one place, an elderly man took it upon himself to teach us about the local Sherry wines. They captured my imagination with their nutty, saline character and tremendous spectrum of style. Years later, when I discovered Scotch whisky, I was reacquainted with Sherry through whiskies aged in former Sherry casks, which are known for the rich, deep flavours they provide. I’ve been drawn to this style of whisky ever since.

Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky we recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, we decided to explore this style further to create a malt whisky blend with its core whiskies aged in Spanish Sherry and Spanish red wine casks.


We’ve named it THE STORY OF THE SPANIARD as a nod to my chance encounter with that elderly gentleman in the South of Spain, all those years ago.

In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. We may change the type of casks from year to year based on availability and experimentation, but Spanish casks – either Sherry wine casks or Sherry-style wine casks – will always play the key role.

FLAVOUR DESCRIPTORS
Full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with notes of citrus peel, red wine and spices. The finish is long, with hints of rich vanilla panna cotta, ripe berries and cherries.

DISTILLERY SOURCING
Made entirely of Highland single malt whiskies from distilleries in and around the villages of Doune, Longmorn, Alness and Aberlour.

BOTTLING DETAILS
Batch TS 2018-A (June 2018).
Bottled at 43%.
Not chill-filtered.
Natural colour.

RECOMMENDATIONS
This is a whisky ideal for late evening sipping, served on its own or with a large ice cube or a splash of water. Serve in a wine glass as a nod to the Spanish wine cask maturation!

WOOD
Whiskies aged in a mixture of American, European and French oak cask types, some of which previously held Spanish Sherry or red wine.

THE FIRST BOTTLING Compass Box The Spaniard is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE IN EUROPE.


PS. Meet Rosey Mitchell...

This summer, they welcomed six top bartenders from around the world to their blending room in London for the global final of the first-ever bartender competition, The Circle.

The three-day final was designed to encourage the bartenders to cross boundaries with a series of blending, cocktail and design challenges.

The winner - Rosey of Three Sheets bar in London - is now working with them on a limited edition blend which they will release in 2019. they will share the behind-the-scenes story of the collaboration in their emails over the coming months, please subscribe on Compass Box Delicious Whisky

Source: Compass Box Delicious Whisky

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