Compass Box Hedonism Scotch
Staff Pick

Compass Box Hedonism Scotch

Item # 04334 750mL
$114.99/ Single Bottle
$689.94/ Case of 6
ABV
43.00%
Country
Producer

Tasting Notes

A vatted grain whisky made by blending single grain whiskies from different distilleries. From Cambus, Caledonian, and Cameron Bridge aged entirely in first fill bourbon barrels. Floral, sweet and silky with an incredible mouthfeel. No chill-filtration or color added.


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Staff Pick Notes

When this was first released it didn’t get the attention it deserved. Consumers weren’t willing to trust Scotch solely made from grain whisky and the major geeks all had single malts on the tip of their tongues. Despite its lackluster fanfare this Scotch became a champion for Grain whisky. People fortunate to sip this will be bowled over with toffee, salted peanuts, Madagascar vanilla, sweet tobacco, creamy caramel, and warm spices. While its importance to whisky history may fade, it’s still one of the best grain whiskies you can get your hands on (including American whiskey too).

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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