New: Compass Box No Name N°2 // The XL Blend // Tormore 1988 First Editions

Compass Box No Name No.2

Compass Box No Name No. 2

Compass Box No Name No.2 is the second edition where Compass Box lets the whisky speak for itself.

While the first No Name was based around Ardbeg, this is a combination of 75% Caol Ila from refill sherry butts, 11% of Talisker and 13% of Clynelish, both from rejuvenated hogsheads, and just a dash of the trademark CB Highland whisky mix. They say it is a bigger peat beast than their Peat Monster…

They will release 8436 bottles at 48.9% ABV from February 2019.



The XL Blend 40 Years

The XL Blend 40 Year Old

The XL Blend is a 40 years old blended Scotch (XL is 40 in Roman numerals). The younger brother of the Half-Century Blend by the same bottlers.

Available from Master of Malt (soon) and you can expect my review as well. I must say it is quite exceptional.



Tormore 1988 First Editions - TWB Exclusive

Tormore 1988 First Editions (TWB Exclusive)

The Whisky Barrel announced a last exclusive release for 2018: a Tormore 30 Year Old 1988 bottled in the First Editions series (Hunter Laing).

Bottled from a refill hogshead, only 144 bottles are available at cask strength 45.8% ABV. The price is quite fair as well. Available from TWB.



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