Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Compass Box, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition blended malt, which is said to explore the wilder side of Scotch whisky.

Compass Box Menagerie (46% ABV) is a blend comprised of malt whiskies from Mortlach, Deanston, Laphroaig and Glen Elgin distilleries, combined with Compass Box’s Highland Malt Blend.

Compass Box Menagerie

Compass Box’s whisky making team, which is led by James Saxon, continually strives to push boundaries, and for this latest bottling they were inspired to search out malts with a touch of the wild about them.

Compass Box Menagerie, is said to deliver complex aromas of baking spices, leather, tar and musky fruits. Followed by notes of fruit, oily smoke and forest floor notes on the palate.

Commenting on the launch James Saxon, Lead Whiskymaker at Compass Box, said: “Scotch whisky has a huge variety of flavour profiles – when whiskymaking, we pay attention to those parcels that deviate slightly from fruity, floral and spicy - ones that taste that little bit wilder than others. And it is these strange and beautiful creatures that we have brought together to create our Menagerie.”

Limited to 7,741 bottles, Compass Box Menagerie, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £90.00.

Posted by Steve Rush