The Compass Box team was posting pictures from Museums recently, and now we know why. John Glaser puts it this way “Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s involvement in the Andrea del Verrochio painting “Tobias & The Angel.” We love the symbolism of the naïve boy with the divine angel. It mirrors the frank peatiness of old pre-1985 Caol Ila with the ethereal character of old pre-1995 Clynelish, which makes any whisky, especially this one…magical.” Tobias is bottled at a cask strength of 47.6% and comes in a bespoke gift box.
The debate over the best release ever of Compass Box will probably always be a heated one, but the conversation just got a lot more interesting. Compass Box has arguably never done something this ambitious, and this whisky is likely to open doors to customers that in the past might have looked past their whiskies. As is often the case with Compass Box, the age and distilleries of these ingredients compares favourably with the rest of the market. Truly, how much 25YO Clynelish and 34YO Caol Ila is there out there?