Whisky innovators Compass Box release The Lost Blend
THE LOST BLEND is the new limited edition release from award-winning Scotch Whiskymaker Compass
Box. This marriage of three single malts is a homage to their long lost (and much loved) Eleuthera whisky,
and boasts the same unique smoky fruity style. After 10 years of searching, whiskymaker John Glaser was
finally able to track down the unique whiskies he required earlier this year. The result is The Lost Blend.
Bottled at 46% and packaged in a high quality gift box adorned with ‘lost items,’ it will be priced at $120 in
the US, £85 in the UK and $100 in Europe. It will be available from 1st October in the US, UK, Europe
and all key international Compass Box markets.
John Glaser adds, “In 2001, we created our first single malt blend which we called Eleuthera. It was an elegant marriage of approximately 80% unpeated Highland and 20% peaty Islay single malts. Alas, after 3 years, we were suddenly no longer able to obtain one of the key whiskies required for the recipe so, sadly, we retired Eleuthera in 2004. Quietly, I have been
looking for whiskies that we could use to bring it back, even if temporarily, but without any luck. Until now.” Glaser has had a name that he’s been waiting to use for a whisky project like this—The Lost Blend, inspired by the O. Henry story of the same name. This sharp and witty portrait of life in a New York bar in the early 1900s was published in 1907 and features two business partners who try to recreate a blend of different spirits with close to supernatural properties.
Compass Box has created three different front label designs all around the same theme: lost items. These include an antique nautical octant, a Woodstock typewriter, an Excelsior cylinder gramophone, the tragically lost RMS Lusitania, and of course the Dodo. The whisky behind each label is the same, and the three labels have been randomly bottled and put into cases, which allows customers an additional discovery to the whisky itself: which label did I get?
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