Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Compass Box (CB)
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
The Spaniard
United States United States
Added on
07 may 2018 1:57 pm by CC-Spirits

Average value

€ 451.75

25 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Spaniard CB

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.29 points.

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky will give you gout.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Whiff of smoke, strong sweet-phenol base
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tremendous. Pair with rich food. Spicy, rich, savory.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and rewarding. Spicy and moreish.

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  3. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Flat and watery. Nose is good, rest is a bit disappointing.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For the expression, John Glaser, Founder & Whiskymaker of The Compass Box Co., stated:

    “With an offer of fine food, strong drinks and plentiful whisky, we were sold on The Spaniard in the West Village of New York City even before we tried their Scotch Cocktails. Owners Mikey McFerran and Mark Gibson have a whisky list that features over 100 selections with Scotch compromising half the menu, and we admire the team’s commitment to guiding both new drinkers and aficionados alike toward bottles that will surprise and delight them.

    So, we are pleased to share with you The Spaniard – a bespoke Compass Box Scotch whisky, created with Mikey, in celebration of finding your passion and sharing generously with others.

    Just as the team did in the naming the bar, we wanted to generate something memorable, character-driven and a little mysterious. In keeping with the name, basing the recipe around malt whisky aged in former Sherry casks from Spain was a must. These bring deeply complex aromas of sweet dried fruits. We combined these with some vanilla and spice accents from Highland malt whiskies aged in both American oak and Frech oak. We then layered it subtly with a gentle smokiness from a small proportion of Islay malt.

    We have produced just 360 bottles of this recipe. If you are fortunate enough to get one, please do share and enjoy.”

    (Source: https://maltymates.com/en/whiskynews/new-buzz/new-buzz-compass-box-the-spaniard/ )


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