Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas is a limited edition blended grain whisky. Released in celebration of the 20th anniversary for Compass Box in 2020. Three different single grain distilleries are blended for this bottling. Each grain having been distilled in a different decade. An interesting concept for a special release.
The make up of the blend are two single grain whiskies, which were distilled in the 1990s. Distilled at The North British Distillery and aged in re-charred American oak. The 1990’s decades make up 7.8% and 15% of the blend. The 1980’s decade grain was distilled at the Strathclyde Distillery. Aged in first-fill bourbon makes up and makes up 33.1% of the blend. The final part is a single grain distilled in 2001 at Port Dundas. Matured in refill sherry casks and makes up the final 44.1% of the blend.
“Launching our business with Hedonism was widely seen at the time as unusual, because so few Scotch whisky companies bottle 100% grain whiskies,” says Founder and Whisky maker John Glaser. “I am hopeful that over the years, we have shown people how delicious good quality Scotch grain whisky can be and as a result, Hedonism has become a signature whisky for us. For these reasons, we love to create special, limited edition Hedonism bottlings to commemorate important milestones and events.”
Compass Box Hedonism Felicitas is bottled without any added color, or chill-filtration, at 53% ABV (106 Proof). The limited-edition is available nationwide, with an MSRP of $175 for the 750-ml bottle.