Compass Box Asyla
The secret to making ASYLA is the quality of the casks. We use only whiskies aged in first-fill American oak casks because these yield whiskies with more vanilla character, more richness and more sweetness than refill casks. ASYLA is made with 50% malt whisky. There are few blended Scotches that use as high a malt content as we do at COMPASS BOX. The result is a carefully crafted, elegant blended Scotch whisky that makes the perfect aperitif.
We’re often asked about the name. ASYLA is the plural of asylum – a word rich in ambiguity, suggesting that delicate balance between madhouse and sanctuary, an idea we have always felt well suited to a whisky style such as this. This is a whisky that will gently enliven the senses. It is at once delicate, comforting and luminous.
TASTING NOTES Sweet, delicate and very smooth on the palate, with flavors of vanilla cream, cereals and a subtle apple-like fruit character