Compass Box Announces The Story of the Spaniard
Compass Box has announced The Story of The Spaniard, a new blended malt Scotch whisky with core components aged in Spanish wine casks.
Compass Box plans to produce the blended malt once or twice per year, depending on their ability to source the quality of Spanish wine casks desired. In this first release, 48% of the components have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. Compass Box stated that the type of casks may change from year to year based on availability and experimentation, but Spanish casks – either Sherry wine casks or Sherry-style wine casks – will always play a key role.
The first release of The Story of the Spaniard is bottled at 43% ABV, non-chill filtered and of natural color. Compass Box The Story of the Spaniard is available now in Europe and will be available soon in the US. It carries a suggested price of £50/$65, respectively.
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