Compass Box Stranger & Stranger
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • citrus
  • almonds
  • toasted
  • peach
  • tannic

Compass Box

Stranger & Stranger (0.7l, 46%)
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Character Goatson
Limited Scottish experiment made with Sacrificial Spirit.
 
Compass Box, the Scottish artisanal Whisky maker has become a shorthand for adventure and mouth-watering stunts. Founded in 2000 by John Glaser, Johnnie Walker's former Mad Man, who thought everyone made Scotch the same way and the world needed something new. He created a company based on the long-forgotten model of Scotch blending house. Compass Box creates custom barrels from premium oak, picks the best Whiskies their laser-focused team can find, and conjure mind-boggling blends. Compass Box and John bring a positively disruptive spirit to the status quo world of Spirits.
 
Compass Box Stranger & Stranger is a limited edition (4802 bottles) release that celebrates ten years of working with the packaging design company Stranger & Stranger. The name of this expression is straightforward, but the Spirit is much more than that. It's a bold, perhaps a tad sacrilegious experiment of making one percent of the blend a non-Scotch Girvan that spent one year in American oak barrels to season the wood. The other 99% consists of Glenlossie, Glen Elgin and Linkwood, which create fresh fruity and herbal aromas and flavors. That one-in-a-hundred Sacrificial Spirit brings a lively sweetness that polishes this fascinating limited delight.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical nose with oak, vanilla and caramel backed up with citrusy hints.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Opulent oak palate with caramel, vanilla and peaches notes. A swirl of tannins from older Whiskies.
 
Finish
Heavy vanilla finish with a touch of toasted almonds.
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  • vanilla
  • oak
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • citrus
  • almonds
  • toasted
  • peach
  • tannic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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