Boutique whisky makers Compass Box Whisky, the brain child of John Glaser, are one the finest exponents of the art of whisky blending. Glaser is an innovator and a maverick, who pushes the boundaries of what Scotch whisky can be. By taking in a range of techniques borrowed or learned from the production of other drinks, such as wine, he has produced some of the most important and influential whisky expressions of recent years.
From the controversial Spice Tree - the first incarnation was banned because of its use of internal French oak staves - to the game-changing blended Scotch, Great King Street -which has stunned the whisky community as he crafted a world beating blend at a modest price, John Glaser has created modern classics which borrow from Scotch whisky’s past whilst tirelessly pushing forward.
The signature range of core Compass Box expressions are a must try for any whisky lover and that’s before we start talking about the smaller batch blended malts Glaser creates.