More from those renegade guys at Compass Box, this time with the launch of a limited-edition blended scotch, the Double Single.
Light and smooth on the nose with notes of vanilla, Tarte Tatin and caramelised fruits, the palate gives way to a clean fresh flavour, with more vanilla, custard and a creamy flavour. The finish is warming with subtle spice notes and green apple.
Made using single malt whisky from the Glen Elgin distillery (72% of the recipe) aged in re-charred bourbon hogsheads and a single grain whisky from the Girvan distillery, also aged in re-charred Bourbon barrels, the result is what we think is a very versatile Scotch whisky, perfect for mixing, cocktails or sipping neat.
Commenting on the release, John Glaser, Compass Box founder & whiskymaker posed a question: ‘How many components are required to create true complexity in a blended Scotch whisky? For Double Single, instead of using many tens of component whiskies we have used just two – one single grain whisky and one single malt whisky, hence the name.
‘Both are beautiful liquids in their own right, but the way we’ve combined them in Double Single, the resulting whisky is an elevation above the mere sum of their parts. This is what blending is all about, whether in Scotch whisky, in wine, in perfume…’
Only 5,838 bottles have been released worldwide, so get it while you can.
46% abv, £150/70cl, Compass Box Whisky, compassboxwhisky.com