Back in 2000, John Glaser believed there were too many companies making and selling Scotch whisky the same way. An American, transplanted to the UK and working for a large distiller, he wanted to do things differently to bring the joys of Scotch whisky to more people.
He set up a different kind of Scotch whisky company, based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and an unrelenting desire to create quality.
Compass Box makes all three types of blends.
They believe that by bringing together Single Malt and Single Grain whiskies of the highest quality it is possible to create textures, flavours and pleasures that no solitary whisky can attain.
From light, delicate and elegant to rich, big and smoky, Compass Box covers the full spectrum of flavours to be found in Scotch whisky. Whether it is Hedonism, their Malt Whisky Collection, the Great King Street family or their Limited Editions, Compass Box offer whiskies both for everyday enjoyment and moments of celebration.
WHY WE CHOSE COMPASS BOX
Compass box sources the best cooperage oak in the world from the Vosges forest of France and the woods of Missouri, to individually sampling almost every cask they use in each of their blends. They are fanatical about quality and believe that every stage of the process has the potential to add to the finished blend.