Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection Gift Set
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • malty
  • honey
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • toasted
  • peaty
  • cinnamon

Compass Box

Malt Whisky Collection Gift Set (0.15l, 46%)
Price $22.99

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The perfect tour of the Compass Box range of blended Scotch and malts.

Compass Box isn’t a distillery or a distributor. Compass Box is a story. It’s a story that began in the year 2000 when John Glaser — a marketing director for Johnnie Walker decided to break out on his own. He was an American working for one of the most iconic brands in the world of Scotch Whisky and — like a typical American — thought that he could do it better on his own. It takes a lot of Whisky stones to step out of a dream job with Whisky perks and start a business like this. John buys output from some of the best distilleries in Scotland and then creates custom blends which he finishes and ages to create unique Whisky expressions.

Not only does Compass Box consistently delivers superior releases. This year’s Compass Box Gift Set is a collection of three very different offerings. They are delivered in a lovely presentation box holding three smaller bottles — each contains 50ml, which is more than enough for a stiff pour. The collection is a wonderful way to tour the universe of Compass Box offerings, each one a delight.

The gift collection this year includes:

The Story of the Spaniard — a sumptuous blended Scotch with pear, marmalade, and Wine notes at 43% ABV.

The Spice Tree — a blended malt that has been aged in custom, dual-wood casks to deliver a balance of baking spices and oak notes at 46% ABV.

The Peat Monster — their famous, heavily peated, smoky blended malt at 46% ABV.

 

*Compass Box has recently changed its designs, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a gift set different than what is in the picture. Rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the design.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

The Story of the Spaniard:

Appearance / Color 
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Luscious blood orange, spices and toasted vanilla pod on the nose with hints of fresh malt.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Flavors of almonds, chocolate chip, sponge cake, and raisin, accompanied by lovely hints of Sherry.

Finish
Menthol, cinnamon, and dried cherry. 


The Spice Tree:

Appearance / Color 
Deep honey and amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Warm aromas of sweet malt, grains and honey on the nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Sweet, round and light flavors of sea-salted caramel followed by a full blast of spices. Layered flavor profile.

Finish 
Grandiose and rich finish with spicy hug.


The Peat Monster:

Appearance / Color
Pale straw 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Medium vegetal peatiness, slight bacon aroma with dry hay and a hint of banana and cardamom. Added water brings out the fruitier elements.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Loads of peat smoke, heat and toasted sesame oil. A slight fruity malt character underneath the smoke.

Finish
Long bittersweet finish, ash and liquid smoke feel as your mouth dries - whilst retaining pears and some iodine.
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  • malty
  • honey
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • toasted
  • peaty
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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