Punk whisky takes to the stage30th August, 2013 by Gabriel Savage
Compass Box Whisky Co. has teamed up with a famous Chicago punk rock bar to create a whisky designed to be drunk as a shot with beer.
In total 6,000 bottles of Delilah’s whisky have been produced to mark its namesake’s 20th anniversary, although the product is being made available to a worldwide audience.
In line with bar owner Mike Miller’s brief to create a whisky that “thinks it’s a Bourbon,” Delilah’s is made from a blend of single grain whiskies with single malts aged in “experimental” new American oak hogsheads.
Compass Box described the 40% abv result as having “an intense richness yet is subtly complex with honeyed and seductive fruity notes and hints of cereals and vanilla cream.”
According to John Glaser, Compass Box founder and whisky maker, this style “makes it dangerously easy to drink neat and perfect served as a shot with a beer – the way a lot of whisky is enjoyed at Delilah’s!”
As an alternative serve, Compass Box has also come up with an anniversary cocktail using the new whisky: the Delilah’s Julep.
“It f***ing rocks,” summed up Miller of the new blend. “Everyone who comes to Delilah’s knows you can drink your whisky any way you like. It’s a mutual perspective John Glaser and I share that inspired our collaboration.”
Having launched this week, 4,800 bottles have been made available for the US, while the rest will go on sale with an RRP of £52 at specialist retailers in “select markets” around the world. For more information, click here.