In 2000, John Glaser believed there were too many companies making and selling Scotch whisky the same way. An American, transplanted to the UK and working for a large distiller, he wanted to do things differently to bring the joys of Scotch whisky to more people.
This Friday, we'll bring those joys straight to you.
Join us from 5:30-7:30pm and treat yourself to an oustanding, varied line-up of blended malt Scotch whiskies from craft distiller Compass Box!
Compass Box is a different kind of Scotch whisky company, based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and an unrelenting desire to create quality.
John originally launched the business from his kitchen, but today, over a decade later, Compass Box has an office and Blending Room in London, its own stocks of maturing whiskies in Scotland, and just over a dozen employees.
And on Friday, their excellent blended malt Scotches will be free to taste at our counter. Here's what we'll be pouring:
The Story of the Spaniard ($75):Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, this is a blend in which 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. Full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavors of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.
The Spice Tree ($75): Matured using a custom-made cask with French oak for the heads and American oak for the bodies, the Spice Tree is a rich, intense malt whisky redolent of baking spices and layered with toasty oak accents that complement the underlying distillery character.
Juveniles ($158): Limited edition blended malt Scotch whisky crafted for Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in Paris. Notes of barley sugar, pear drop and vanilla, complemented by an ethereal underlying herbal character. It’s a whisky to be enjoyed with great food and even better company.
Peat Monster ($70): The idea behind The Peat Monster is to balance beautifully peaty, smoky aromas and flavours with those that are malty and fruity. A spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with kipper-like smokiness, all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character.
We hope to see you there!