Compass Box

Started in 2000, John Glaser believed there were too many companies making and selling Scotch whisky the same way. An American, transplanted to the UK and working for a large distiller, he wanted to do things differently to bring the joys of Scotch whisky to more people.

So, he set up a different kind of Scotch whisky company, based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and a desire to create quality. He originally launched the business from his kitchen, but today, nearly 20 years later, Compass Box has firmly established itself as a boutique blender and producer of Scotch whiskies with substance.