Compass Box

Compass Box: “On making The Double Single from two carefully selected components” (Interview)

Jilly Boyd of Compass Box on The Double Single (Blended Scotch Whisky Grain Malt Glen Elgin Girvan Premium Interview BarleyMania)

To create a blended Scotch whisky of staggering complexity, you do not necessarily need to merge a huge number of components. In fact, you can achieve something truly remarkable by blending as little as two differing ingredients. That is the concept behind The Double Single (more…)

Hanse Spirit 2017 – Explore the liquid life (Event)

Hanse Spirit 2017 (Whisky Fair Hamburg Spirits Whiskey Gin Vodka Rum Drinks Event)

From February 17 to 19, Northern Germany’s biggest whisk(e)y and spirits fair, Hanse Spirit, took place in Hamburg – for the seventh time in a row. Needless to say that the BarleyMania gang did not think twice about going there. (more…)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Review)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Vatting Premium Dram Scotland BarleyMania)

The regular edition of the Spice Tree by London-based artisan blenders Compass Box is one mighty fine blended Scotch whisky with a wonderful flavor profile. Last year, the company headed by outside-the-box whisky maker John Glaser introduced a limited edition of said brand (more…)

The Spice Tree by Compass Box (Review)

The Spice Tree by Compass Box (Barley Mania Blended Highland Malt Whisky Scotland Scotch)

While today’s “Sunday in Advent” dram is not a declared X-mas whisky in itself, its spicy flavor profile and precious packaging still make it a perfect pick for the festive season. Composed only of Highland whiskies and bottled at 46 per cent without food coloring or chill-filtration, (more…)