The Artist Range is a yearly range of independently bottled single malts and whiskies, released by French whisky giant La Maison Du Whisky. For their 11th Artist Range, they found Scottish master blenders Compass Box willing to bottle a range exclusively under the Artist #11 label, which has resulted in five truly amazing blended Scottish malts: Confidence, Fortitude, Generosity, Wisdom and Wonder, together known as the Compass Box Confidence Artist #11 Pentalogy. The artworks adorning the five bottles are created by surrealist artist Charlotte Massip. She draws inspiration from the anatomic drawings of Vesalius, the machines of Leonardo da Vinci, and Dürer’s engravings. By combining historical references and modern elements, a unique contemporary work arises. Only 966 bottles of Compass Box Confidence Artist #11 have been released.
Compass Box Confidence
Compass Box Confidence consists of a Lowland single grain, a Highland single malt, two Speyside single malts and Compass Box’s ‘The Circle’ blended malt. It was bottled at 55.3% ABV.
Compass Box Fortitude
Compass Box Fortitude is an oily, peaty and balanced blend, bottled at 52.5% ABV. It is made from a Lowland single grain, a Speyside single malt, a Highland blended malt, and Compass Box’s smoky ‘No Name’ blended malt.
Compass Box Generosity
Compass Box Generosity Artist #11 is a sweet and exotic whisky, with fruity, herbal and spicy notes. The blend consists of two mature single grain whiskies, bottled at 51.9%.
Compass Box Wisdom
Compass Box Wisdom is rich, layered and spicy. The majority of the blend is a Highland malt. It also contains two mature single grain whiskies from the same Lowland distillery, and a small bit of a pre-blended Scotch.
Compass Box Wonder
Compass Box Wonder consists of two ‘very old’ single malts: a Highland malt makes up 66% of the blend, and the other 34% is an island single malt. Wonder is a peaty whisky, with earthy and medicinal notes.