Compass Box Hedonism
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill American oak casks and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • coconut
  • grain
  • bitter oak
  • sweet
  • citrus peel
  • nutmeg
  • tangerine
  • cinnamon

Compass Box

Hedonism (0.75l, 43%)
Price $106.99

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Singin' in the Grain.

In 2000 John Glaser started the Compass Box Whisky Company, a firm dedicated to blending boutique Scotch Whiskies and making Scotch more approachable and relevant to more people. They are game changers, who have replaced heritage for boldness.

Compass Box Hedonism is one of the Scotch Whiskies in their signature range. It is a blended grain Scotch, produced from 100% grain Whisky (made from mostly wheat, and likely corn as well) sourced from various Scotch distilleries. It is produced only once per year, when they find casks with the right flavor profile, using top-quality single-grain Whiskies aged up to 29 years in first-fill American oak casks. Compass Box blends these grain Whiskies and matures them for an unknown period of time in first-fill American oak casks and rejuvenated American oak Hogsheads.

With Hedonism Compass Box challenges the notion that grain Scotch is only meant to be used as a filler in a blended Scotch Whisky, and shows that grain Whisky made properly using great quality oak and long-aged grain Whisky is to be fully appreciated for what it is – soft, complex and understated, with a full and creamy body. The quality of the blend of grain Whiskies is reflected in the price of the Hedonism.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill American oak casks and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Pale gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet dairy cream, fresh yeasty bakery bread, faint citrus (tangerine), vanilla, nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Whipped cream, toasted coconut, cinnamon, soft wood notes, powdered sugar.

Finish
Silky, elegant and warm.

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What does Compass Box Hedonism taste like?

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  • vanilla
  • coconut
  • grain
  • bitter oak
  • sweet
  • citrus peel
  • nutmeg
  • tangerine
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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