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Compass Box Delilah's 25th Anniversary

Lot: 6129713

Compass Box Delilah's 25th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £86

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Compass Box Delilah's 25th Anniversary

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.

This was the second Compass Box homage to Delilah's, the legendary punk rock whisky bar in Chicago. The first was bottled on the advent of its 20th anniversary in 2013, and this came five years later for its 25th.

The vatting was produced using a small parcel of the original 20th anniversary blend, aged a further 5 years in cask with Spanish sherry oak and American oak matured whiskies added to the mix. One of 8,520 bottles.


  • 29% Delilah's 20th Anniversary blend, refill hogshead (48% Cameronbridge, 40% Teaninich, 12% Glen Elgin)
  • 10.5% Cameronbridge, first-fill American standard barrel
  • 10.5% Miltonduff, first-fill American standard barrel
  • 20% Teaninich, first-fill sherry butt
  • 15% Single malt distilled near Aberlour, first-fill sherry butt
  • 15% Linkwood, first-fill sherry butt
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