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Wednesday
Jul182018

Oy, Delilah





Compass Box "Delilah's XXV Special Edition" Blended Scotch Whiskey (750ml) $99.99

We have finally received the much anticipated Delilah's XXV Anniversary Release from Compass Box. This new whiskey takes a portion of the original Delillah's release from 5 years ago (which has been quietly aging in cask) and builds onto that base with Spanish Sherry casked whiskey made from American Oak.

The results are spectacular. The rich nutty complexity of the Sherry shines through and the sweet vanilla and caramelly malts carry the weight effortlessly. This is whiskey for drinking, not trophy making. You'll be hard pressed to find a better bottle for a hundred bucks so have at it and enjoy. Only 8,520 bottles were produced and I hope that every single one is opened by summer's end!

Here's what John Glaser has to say about it: "Behind the bar at Delilah’s, you will find hundreds of bottles of whisky from around the world, but not a trophy in sight. These are whiskies meant for drinking. Everything is open, or can be opened. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the legendary Chicago punk rock whisky bar this summer, we have once again created a limited edition Scotch whisky in collaboration with owner and whisky enthusiast, Mike Miller. The recipe for our second Compass Box homage to Delilah’s was built around a small parcel of the original Compass Box Delilah’s blend released in 2013 - a luscious, American oak-aged whisky that we aged in cask for a further five years. With this as a base, Mike suggested adding malt whisky aged in Spanish Sherry casks, also made of American oak. The result is a delicious Scotch whisky with notes of vanilla and spice, and rich Sherry character. It’s another incarnation of the shared vision Mike and I have for whiskies that everyone can appreciate and enjoy! You can drink your whisky any way you like, surrounded by a passionate community of people. And people from all over the world stop by to take up that offer."

Please note this bottle does not come with a gift box. Read: Made for drinking, not for the shelf.

 

-Andrew Whiteley