Compass Box unveils new Extinct Blends Quartet release

Compass Box unveils new Extinct Blends Quartet release

The third instalment in its series of blended Scotch whiskies, Metropolis, is inspired by the rich multiculturalism of cities

News | 06 Sep 2023

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Scotch blending house Compass Box has launched the third expression in its Extinct Blends Quartet: Metropolis.


Metropolis is said to have been inspired from a recently lost blended Scotch whisky with a “long history”, and by the mixing of cultures that happens in cities. It includes some sherry cask-matured whisky alongside grain whisky and a small proportion of highly aged malt whisky.


Compass Box introduced the Extinct Blends Series to pay homage to blended whiskies of the past, which – unlike 'lost' distilleries that can be resurrected with like-for-like equipment – are incredibly difficult to recreate at scale. The series will comprise four blended Scotch whiskies created from the company's stocks. Metropolis follows Ultramarine and Delos in the series.


Compass Box's lead whisky maker, James Saxon, said: “For us, Metropolis represents all the people, places, and moments that blend together making city life so vibrant. We really wanted to capture the soul of blended Scotch that continues to reside in the city today.”
Metropolis will be available at
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