Eleuthera was the first ever blended malt whisky for Compass Box. It is a famed recipe, which is a vatting of Clynelish and Caol Ila and was universally praised when it was first released in 2002.
Sadly, when the 15 year-old malt from Brora became un-available aged in re-charred casks. Compass Box decided to retire “Eleuthera” rather than overhaul the recipe. While as of 22nd of November 2011 whiskies could no longer be labelled as Vatted Malts. Instead they had to name it Blended Malt Whisky.
Jim Murray (author of the Whisky Bible), said of the first release: “Quite simply, one of the most complex and truly magnificent vatted malts of all time. A collector’s piece.”