Compass Box Vellichor Limited Edition Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • leather
  • malty
  • tropical
  • sherry
  • soft
  • peaty
  • smooth
  • grain

Compass Box

Vellichor Limited Edition Scotch Whisky (0.75l, 44.6%)

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Like a good old book.

The year was 2000 when John Glaser started the Compass Box Whisky Company in his kitchen. An American in the UK, he used to work for a large distiller before he thought, everyone is making Scotch Whisky the same way, why not shake things up and bring back the old model of the Scotch Whisky blending house. So, he threw himself in blending boutique Scotch Whiskies. But how did they go from kitchen to Blending Room in London with more than a dozen of employees, you ask? Not by compromising any quality, that's for sure. Sourcing only the best oak from the Vosges in France and the woods of Missouri, making your own custom casks and seeking only the best casks from the very best distilleries oughta do it.

Oh, and unlike mass produced Whiskies, they are careful not to go too crazy on the number of components in their blends. They also don’t believe in chill-filtering or adding artificial color, but they do believe great wood is important and so is drinking good Whisky any way YOU like. Ah, a manifesto we can get behind!

Now, have you heard of velichor? If you haven’t, you’ve probably still smelled it. Velichor means the scent of second-hand bookshops.

Compass Box Vellichor Limited Edition Scotch Whisky was inspired by that exact special fragrance. To recreate it with fine Whisky, the liquid was sourced from a distiller and bottler in the north of Scotland. The whiskies were blended before returning to ex-Sherry casks. Then, Compass Box combined these casks with bold Malts from the Macallan, Highland Park, and Caol Ila distilleries. “The taste evolves and intensifies as any good political thriller or historical romance should,” they say. To be savored with a book, at bedtime.

 

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to allow everyone to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Leather aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full of malty notes, tropical fruit and Sherry character with a delicate but persistent peatiness.

Finish
Smooth

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  • leather
  • malty
  • tropical
  • sherry
  • soft
  • peaty
  • smooth
  • grain
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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).
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
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Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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).
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
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