Compass Box The Bounty Hunter Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend. Part of Compass Box now defunct bespoke program. Only 369 total bottles were produced.
There are just 369 bottles of this blend, which was created from no less than nine different malt components from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay, and two sources of grain. Half the whisky was aged in sherry butts. The aromas from the glass are beguiling: there are pears and lemon at first, then green apple drizzled with treacle, amid a background mist of fresh pepper. The first sip unleashes a huge swell of rich flavor that settles down into cornbread, lemongrass and pepper flakes. The finish is long, tangy and dry. This is top tier Compass Box stuff, the best of the three bespoke bottlings I’ve tried. The components are in perfect harmony, the sherry and Islay influence ever present without overpowering the more floral spirits.