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The Innovative Scotches of American-Born, U.K.-Blended Compass Box Whiskies

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!