43% ABV. Half of this was aged in ex-Spanish wine casks. The nose is full, with a light umami, grilled peaches and ample nut. The palate is rich and round set with a pretty tone and a spun sugar, peach and a soft citrus lift. D&M Tasting Notes
The Story of the Spaniard is a blend of malt whiskies matured in a range of Spanish red wine, Sherry and virgin French oak, bottled at 43% abv.
The new expression is inspired by an encounter Compass Box founder John Glaser had with a local while travelling through Spain, and a similar bespoke bottling created for a bar in Greenwich Village, New York, called the Spaniard.
‘Whiskies aged in ex-Spanish Sherry casks are a favourite for many drinkers, and so we are excited to share our take on this much-loved style of Scotch whisky,’ Glaser said.
‘The addition of whiskies matured in Spanish red wine casks as well as those finished in new French oak add depth and complexity, resulting in a character we believe is distinctive.’
The type of casks used for the Story of the Spaniard will vary from year to year depending on availability ‘and experimentation’, but Spanish Sherry and/or wine casks will remain a permanent component of the blend. Whiskey Makers Notes
Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
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- Quantity Available: 6
- SKU #: 6962