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Staff Pick

Compass Box Story of the Spaniard Scotch Whisky

Item # 39460 750mL
$84.99/ Single Bottle
$509.94/ Case of 6
Country
ABV
43.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

A complex and creative whisky that still fits the mold of an everyday sipper. Comprised of bevy of distillers including Aberlour, Teaninich, Deanston and Glen Elgin, beyond the expected Sherry Butt, you'll also find stocks drawn from red wine casks and heavily toasted French oak. Very tasty.


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Staff Pick Notes

The story of the Spaniard, is also the story of a Scot ; Master Blender John Glaser., His knowledge and continuous fascination with the entire wine and spirits world continually manages to entertain, surprise and keep rolling out excellent whiskys like this one. As you might expect, it is well sherried, but it offers much more, it is a is a vatted blend of Highland and Speyside malt whiskies, matured in a range of Spanish red wine casks, including Rioja and Priorat along with Sherry and virgin French oak, bottled at 43% abv. The red fruit and dark chocolate notes really shines on this one. It has texture, backbone and drinks above its price point. Salut!

- EG

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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