Thursday, January 5, 2012

First off let me say to all those that don't know, Compass Box is a line of Scotch Whiskies with a variation to suit every taste.  Compass Box was founded in 2000 by Whiskymaker John Glaser. John is pretty much a creative/marketing/Scotch genius. He used to do marketing for Johnnie Walker blended Scotch Whisky. He left them to start his own line of Artisan Small Batch Scotch Whiskies. And he did an amazing job. Compass Box is cutting edge, revolutionary, unique and (in my opinion) the best boutique Scotch Whisky on the market today.

I could go on and on about his signature range which includes Spice Tree, Hedonism, Asyla, Oak Cross and even a line of limited edition rare small batches,-" Each is made from casks chosen individually, cask-by-cask, to ensure perfect maturity. The casks are combined according to recipe and returned to wood for “marrying” up to 12 months before bottling.", but for now I want to familiarize you with my favorite, The Peat Monster. This is a complex, unique, peaty, smoky masterpiece. The Peat Monster is multi-dimensional giving off different layers of richness and a slight sweetness with an AMAZING full, coating, velvety texture. "And, as of late 2007, we’re introducing even more complexity by adding some south shore Islay malt to enhance the peatiness and earthiness." For those that enjoy a rich, smoky, peaty  whisky with beautiful subtleties of chocolate, oak and fruit than this is a MUST HAVE addition to any discerning bar.


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