Compass Box NO NAME II is a riff on the black-as-pitch original, released to much acclaim in 2017. Still very smoky indeed, the overall style is more refined. If NO NAME was peat as thrash metal, NO NAME II is in the progressive genre: still potent, yet cerebral, too. We created this whisky by combining two famous peated single malt whiskies. The first hails from the Islay village of Port Askaig and has been matured in 'refill' Sherry casks. The other was distilled on the Isle of Skye, aged in recharred Bourbon hogsheads. To this we added some old and ethereal single malt whisky from the Northern Highland village of Brora – also aged in recharred hogsheads – and just a dash of malt whisky finished in new French oak to add an underlying richness.
Compass Box NO NAME II will transport you straight to the peat bogs and malt kilns of Scotland’s West Coast but won’t smother with smoke. Weighty on the palate, hugely complex and concentrated, NO NAME II also introduces a degree of delicacy. An elegant mix of dried fruit notes, reminiscent of red cherries, and even a floral quality mark NO NAME II out from the peated whisky herd.