No Name No. 2 is a limited edition described as being ‘more refined’ than the original No Name released in 2017, which was described as the company’s peatiest whisky to date.
The expression is comprised mostly of refill Sherry butt-matured Caol Ila, and Talisker aged in re-charred American oak hogsheads.
The blended malt also includes ‘old’ malt whisky from Clynelish that’s also been matured in hogsheads, with a proprietary Highland malt blend finished in new French oak.
Created by lead whisky maker Jill Boyd, No Name No. 2 is described as being ‘still very smoky indeed… if No Name was peat as thrash metal, No Name No. 2 is in the progressive genre: still potent, yet cerebral too’.
John Glaser, Compass Box founder, said: ‘No name can do justice to the smoky character of these whiskies, so we decided No Name was the perfect banner under which to release our blends of heavily-peated single malts.
Only 8,436 bottles of the whisky have been created.