Compass Box "No name"
Well this is interesting it appears Compass Box has a new limited edition! We know nothing more than the info on the label submitted to the American labelling authorities. It looks and sounds great, but when will it be available?
We recently acquired a parcel of casks of mature, heavy-peated single malt from a distillery located along Pier Road, in the Southeast of the island of Islay. This was a parcel of American oak barrels filled with massively peaty malt whisky -tarry and full of bonfire-like smokiness. To us, this was whisky crying out to be tamed and shaped into a very special Compass Box limited edition.
If you are famililar with our whisky called ‘The Peat Monster’, you will find this limited edition whisky even peatier. it is massive in terms of intensity and complexity of flavour, a whisky brimming with multifaceted peatiness, yet tempered with hints of fruit character and an underlying sweetness; For a whisky such as this, we felt No Name was needed to adorn this label.
The recipe is primarily sourced from the Pier Road Distillery, The tempering single malt is from the Islay Distillery in Port Askaig with its more elegant restrained peaty malt whisky. To add dimension, fruit character and an ethereal element, we have added a small portion of malt whisky from a much-loved distillery in the Northern Highlands village of Brora. We finished things off with just a touch of malt whisky finished in French oak, providing a lovely underlying sweetness and richness.