70cl // 40.0% ABV
Made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Delilah’s, the legendary punk rock whisky bar in Chicago, this limited Compass Box release was made by Master Distiller John Glaser and Mark Miller, owner of Delilah’s.
Matured in rejuvenated American oak hogsheads and new American oak barrels, this whisky was made to be perfect in the classic American serve ‘A Beer And A Shot’. To create this yourself, all you need is a beer and a shot, each in their own size appropriate glasses, and ta da! A Beer And A Shot! The only other optional ingredient is some very loud punk music, so stick on some Black Flag and raise a dram to Delilah’s!
Rich and sweet, with intense yet subtly complex, honeyed and seductive fruity notes, cereals and vanilla-cream.
Nose: Very clean and fresh, with green apple and some lemon and grapefruit juice. Then restrained vanilla oak, with hot-buttered toast, roasted oats and coconut shell. A hint of spongecake develops.
Palate: Follows on perfectly, with Compass Box’s trademark precision. Shows apples, vanilla, cream soda and some mildly sappy oak. Impressively hefty for 40%.
Finish: Very good length, drying.