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Compass Box Artist #11 Collection LMDW 5 x 70cl

Lot: 6128257A

Compass Box Artist #11 Collection LMDW 5 x 70cl

Winning Bid: £800

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La Maison Du Whisky
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5 x 70cl
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Operational
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Compass Box Artist #11 Collection LMDW 5 x 70cl

Despite brands like Ballantine’s, Johnnie Walker and Chivas Regal remaining the best-selling Scotch whisky brands in the world, the blended Scotch category played second fiddle to the more fashionable single malt market in the second half of the 20th century. This remains largely true today, however in recent decades the perception of the blend has improved. The company at the forefront of this is Compass Box, founded in 2000 by John Glaser, a former marketing director for the Johnnie Walker brand. Their core range consists of The Spice Tree, The Peat Monster, Story of the Spaniard, Oak Cross and Hedonism blends, and they regularly produce limited editions as well. The company prides itself on its boundary-pushing approach to its creations, and on occasion, boundary-crossing creations, such as the original Spice Tree in 2005 which was banned by the Scotch Whisky Association for its use of suspended staves in casks. Despite investment from Bacardi in 2015, the company continues to push the envelope and rebel against tradition, most notably in its Scotch Whisky Transparency campaign, launched in 2016 following another disagreement with the SWA, this time about their detailed revealing of the recipes of their whiskies.

La Maison du Whisky, aka LMDW, was founded in 1956 by Georges Benitah and is now one of the largest whisky and rum importers and distributors in France, and known the world over. They opened their first shop in Paris at the legendary 20 Rue d'Anjou in 1968, importing their first Scotch malt whiskies in the 1970s. They are known for their expertise in not only Scotch, but Japanese whisky and rum too, and their collaborative bottlings, as well as their own independent labels like this one, are highly prized.

5 bottles from the 11th release of the La Maison du Whisky Artist Collection from Compass box

  • Compass Box Wonder 52.4%
  • Compass Box Fortitude 52.5% 
  • Compass Box Generosity 51.9%
  • Compass Box Confidence 55.3% 
  • Compass Box Wisdom 50.1% 

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