• Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • bitter oak
  • mint
  • caramel
  • biscuit
  • coconut
  • spicy
  • oily

Compass Box

Optimism (0.7l, 44%)
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A beautiful whisky from Compass Box, launched at Whisky Live in London in 2009. This limited release was created to help people feel a little more optimistic In during times of economic crisis. John Glaser said Optimism is their way of helping. A release of numbered bottles, bottled by hand.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • bitter oak
  • mint
  • caramel
  • biscuit
  • coconut
  • spicy
  • oily
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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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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