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Featuring Compass Box Whisky Co.


Compass Box Whisky Co. is a specialist Scotch whisky-maker that produces a whole world of small batch Scotch whiskies, made in a variety of styles to appeal to a variety of tastes. Stop by Bottles to shop our new in-store display!


Great King Street Artist’s Blend – A marriage of delicate Lowland grain and robust, complex Highland malt whiskies. Rich, round and fruity with hints of toasty oak, vanilla and spice.

Great King Street Glasgow Blend – Full bodied, a rich vein of peaty-smokiness, with dried fruit and wine character. A Glasgow icon (the Wellington Statue cheekily topped by a traffic cone) graces the label.


Delilah’s – Created to be perfect served as a shot with a beer! Intense yet subtly complex Scotch whisky with a lovely richness, vanilla character and sweetness.

Aslya – The lightest of the Compass Box whiskies. Aged in first-fill American oak casks, yielding the Compass Box trademark style: soft, rich, vanilla-tinged, and delicious.

The Lost Blend – A new limited edition and a homage to Compass Box’s own ‘lost blend’ – Eleuthera. An elegantly complex union of two fruity Highland single malts and a peaty Islay single malt.


Orangerie – Made from smooth, sweet Scotch whisky infused with the hand-zested peel of Navalino oranges and aromatic spices. Serve over ice with an orange twist. Great with dark chocolate!

Flaming Heart – Every few years, Compass Box blends and bottles a new edition of the award-winning Flaming Heart. A big, smoky malt whisky with rich, concentrated vanilla and spice character.

Oak Cross – Called Oak Cross because it offers the best characteristics of both American and French oak aging. A rich, medium-bodied blended malt Scotch whisky.


Peat Monster – For those who love big, rich, peaty and smoky malt whiskies, this is your whisky. A balanced and approachable monster, but a monster nonetheless.

Peat Monster 10th Anniversary – A special limited edition bottling of The Peat Monster, with intense aromas of peat-reek, smoke, seaside character, burnt ropes and a subtle apple-fruitiness in the background.


Spice Tree – Compass Box’s storied malt whisky aged in custom-made casks fitted with new French oak heads. The result is a big malt whiskey of richness and spice-like complexity.

Hedonism – When good Scotch grain whisky is aged in good quality American oak casks, the results are stunning: a rich, sweet, alluring whisky, redolent of vanilla, pastry cream and coconut.


Don’s Cigar Pick of the Week! Romeo y Julietta 1875 Exhibicion #3 with ‘Oak Cross’ Scotch Whisky


Welcome to Don’s cigar pick of the week, just in time for The Masters golf tournament this weekend! Each week this spring we’ll be featuring a new cigar pick from Don Schmidt, our wine, scotch and cigar connoisseur. Don has been in the beverage industry for over forty-two years and is a Rhode Island living legend. One of his favorite pastimes is sipping a wonderful wine or scotch and smoking a fine cigar on a beautiful, breezy Saturday afternoon.


This week Don is smoking Romeo y Julietta 1875 Exhibicion #3 from the Dominican Republic. A great way to kick off cigar season, this is a medium bodied Toro-shape with rich, smooth flavor and a spicy finish.

Don is pairing it with Compass Box ‘Oak Cross’ Malt Scotch. The Oak Cross Whisky Co. is known for creating small batch Scotch whiskies in an approachable, but experimental way. Oak Cross is a vatted malt, combining French and American oak aging to create a lush vanilla aromas with a touch of clove spice on the palate.


Together, the Oak Cross and Exhibicion #3 (with maybe some aged cheese, or almonds!) create an excellent springtime digestif full of soft flavors and a slight twist of spice.

Get your ingredients in store – Cheers!

Romeo y Julietta 1875 Exhibicion #3 – $9.99
Compass Box ‘Oak Cross’ Malt Scotch – $49.99

Blood and Sand: A Devilish Cocktail Recipe for Halloween

Blood and Sand - Scotch Cocktail Recipe

Looking for the perfect cocktail idea for Halloween? Here’s a classic recipe from the Prohibition era with a suitably sinister name: Blood & Sand. It’s one of the few cocktails out there that uses scotch as as the base spirit, while blood orange juice makes this drink a devilishly red color. For some depth and balance, you’ll also need cherry brandy and some sweet vermouth. Cheers!

How to Make a Blood and Sand Scotch Drink

Blood & Sand

1 oz blended scotch
1 oz blood orange juice or Stirring’s Blood Orange Martini
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz Cherry Heering brandy

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour ingredients over ice. Shake and strain, serve on the rocks. Garnish with an orange peel.

Halloween Cocktail Recipe Idea - Blood and Sand

Looking for these ingredients? Stop by our liquor store in Providence, RI to browse our selection of classic cocktail ingredients, glassware, and barware. www.bottlesfinewine.com

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Try some more cocktails perfect for Halloween:
A Chartreuse and gin concoction with Maraschino Liquer and fresh lime juice. A Prohibition era classic.
A medley of gin, citrus, Lillet, and an enticing aroma of absinthe. Fantastic to share for adult Halloween parties.

The Dalmore

We are currently featuring The Dalmore Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. Bottles staff were lucky enough to taste through each expression with Ralph Rooke, brand ambassador for The Dalmore. Some favorites were King Alexander III, Cigar Malt Reserve, and the Shackleton reproduction of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt. Watch the video to learn a little about The Dalmore’s long history and the different expressions available here at Bottles.

The 12
Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being carefully divided. One half continues its maturation in bourbon barrels, the other half is transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. Complex, yet balanced, The Dalmore 12 year old is the epitome of the Dalmore house style.
The 15
Twelve years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, then a three year finish in three different sherry woods – Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem oloroso. A robust, yet elegant spirit.
Cigar Malt Reserve
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. Bottled at 44% alcohol by volume, the body, structure and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar.


King Alexander III
Crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.
Castle Leod
This limited edition bottling celebrates the ancient and historic seat of Clan Mackenzie and is the second in a series crafted by Master Distiller Richard Paterson in homage to Clan Mackenzie.
Castle Leod has been home to the Caberfeidh, Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, since 1606 and is located just 14 miles from the The Dalmore Distillery. This classic Vintage 1995 expression was matured initially in American white oak and Spanish sherry wood, before being transferred for a final 18 months to barriques from a legendary 1st cru classe Bordeaux chateau.
In 1908, explorer Ernest Shackleton led his famed Nimrod expedition to the South Pole. Among his essential provisions was twenty-five cases of 1907 Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt. While the men failed to reach the South Pole, they did manage to make it back to base camp and safely home. Sadly the three cases of whiskey were left to fend for themselves. In 2007, New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered the three cases and a long process respecting scientific protocols began. In 2010 a team of scientists opened the crates to discover eleven bottles, ten still in the wrapping! The pristine, untouched bottles were the first chance for scientists and distillers to study whiskey prior to the Industrial Revolution. The whiskey has been replicated with malts from Glen Mhor, Glenfarclas, Mannochmore, Tamnavulin, Glen Rothes, Pulteney, Ben Nevis and Jura – varying from eight to thirty years aged in the finest sherry barrels.  Apple, pineapple with hints of smoke and creamy caramel are just a few of the multitude of flavors in every sip.


Whiskey, Scotch, & Bourbon Bottle Engraving

Whiskey Engraving: Here at Bottles in Providence, Rhode Island, we offered the combined services of custom glass bottle engraving and a huge selection of whisky, single malt scotch, bourbon, and more liquors to choose from our liquor store. A personalized, etched bottle for a whiskey enthusiast makes the perfect gift for the holidays, a birthday, or a thank-you present, and is a memorable gift that your gift recipient will keep for years to come. Imagine your custom message artfully engraved on a beautiful bottle of scotch or bourbon!

ORDER your engraved item at TheEngravedBottle.com

A bottle of Gentleman Jack whiskey with a clever message in Garamond Italic and colored in silver.
Custom Etched Whiskey Bottle
A bottle of delicious Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey engraved in Garamond and colored in gold. The accompanying rocks glass is etched with our monogram anchor design and date.
Monogrammed rocks glass is a great gift along with a bottle of their favorite scotch or whiskey!
whiskey scotch bourbon bottle engraving
An etched whiskey bottle with a personalized message makes a memorable gift for family, friends, clients, and for almost any occasion, including birthdays, graduation, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thank-You Presents, and more!

This is just a portion of our large selection of whiskies that you can choose from! We also carry gin, vodka, cordials, glasses, and barware that can be engraved. For a full item inventory, visit TheEngravedBottle.com.


And don’t forget custom etched flasks! For the recipient on-the-go!