A delicate blend that stands up the the top producers in Scotland — bar none.
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.
Compass Box created the Myths and Legends series as a cultural nod to Scottish heritage — as you can see by the color labels — and to address common misconceptions about Whisky blending.
Some would say that Single Malt is too precious to blend. Compass Box Myths & Legends III pierces that dogma. It builds upon the previous edition by adding two peated drams — Highland Park (8.6%) and Caol Ila (6.5%) — to the Glen Elgin base they created in version two. The result is 4564 bottles of nectar that we think stands up in quality and flavor to anything coming out of Scotland — it’s that good. And like its predecessor, it’s bottled at a perfect 46% ABV without chill-filtering.