Oak Cross Whisky
The latest whisky from Compass Box is Oak Cross, a single malt which is a blend of three Highland single malt whiskies (from the villages of Teaninich, Brora and Carron) all aged approximately 10 years. The whiskies are aged for their primary maturation in a mix of American oak cask types and the marrying casks are a mix of first-fill Bourbon barrels and their proprietary "Oak Cross" casks made of American and new French oaks. The resulting whisky is meant to marry the best of American and French oak flavors. The tasting notes say that it has flavors of clove and vanilla with a subtle fruit character. The new whisky sells for $40.