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Whisky Review – Compass Box The Peat Monster

The Peat Monster is one of the Compass Box Signature Range whiskies. As the name implies, this is a peat-focused dram….and the peatiest whisky in the Compass Box Signature Range. Peat Monster is a 100% Blended Malt whisky composed of heavily peated whiskies distilled on Islay – Laphroaig and Caol Ila; whisky from the Isle …

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Whisky Review – Compass Box The Lost Blend

“Distilled elixir of battle, money and high life!“ The Lost Blend, O. Henry (1907) The O. Henry short story, The Lost Blend, (link here) appealed to John Glaser for years. Keeping this story of friendship, a dream, true love, and a magical liquor in the back of his mind, he harbored a desire to concoct his …

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Whisky Review – Compass Box Orangerie

I have to let Compass Box provide a description of Orangerie because I am not sure I could do it justice! From their marketing material: “Orangerie is made from smooth, sweet Scotch whisky infused with the hand-zested peel of Navalino oranges and subtle accents of Indonesia cassia bark and Sri Lankan cloves.” Wow! How could …

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Whisky Review – Compass Box, The Spice Tree

The Spice Tree; the whisky that was, then wasn’t, then was again! The story of The Spice Tree whisky has been told many times, but just in case it is new to you, here is a quick overview: It started as an experiment in maturation. Compass Box placed new French oak “inner staves” into a …

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Whisky Review – Compass Box Oak Cross

  Alright, we have two reviews complete and several more to go in this series on Compass Box whiskies. So far we have reviewed a blended Scotch, Asyla, and a blended grain, Hedonism, and now we are reviewing the first of several blended malt whiskies, Oak Cross. Blended Malt whiskies are….well, they are just that, …

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