ENJOY ART INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE
Canvas is our artful exploration of whisky’s bolder colours. We’ve drawn on very special casks seasoned for two years with Vino Naranja, orange wine from Condado de Huelva. Made from a grape must – typically derived from Palomino or Pedro Ximénez grapes – which is infused with bitter orange peel and then fortified, it's Spain’s only aromatised wine with protected origin status. We filled these casks with mature whisky from the Tomatin Distillery for a further three years, and this special parcel makes up 10.9% of the recipe for Canvas. The resulting flavours of citrus oils and honeyed oak were so striking that our thoughts turned to the captivating texture and power of oil-on-canvas paintings. Could this colourful whisky inspire art in those who take a sip?
WHAT'S IN A FRAME?
The Canvas label is an ornate ‘trophy frame’ inspired by the Renaissance trend for memorialising the lifetime’s achievements of the person pictured within. Except we’re not celebrating an individual, but rather the story of whiskymaking. The eagle-eyed will spot nine specific details in the frame that paint a picture of our process, including a nose to denote the importance of aroma in the art of whiskymaking and a fiery hourglass signifying ageing and cask charring. Keep your eye on our Instagram to discover more about the other elements that feature on the label, from cherubs to a pot still.
LET'S SEE WHAT YOU CAN CREATE
So that’s the frame, but what about the canvas inside? Well, that’s where you come in. We’re calling on creatives of every medium to fill it with something that reflects their take on Scotch whisky and creativity. Are you a painter? A photographer? Do you compose music? Do you doodle? Head to our blog to download all the materials and find out how your idea could inspire the concept behind our next whisky. And of course, if you think a friend would rise to the challenge, invite them to get involved too!
Share & Enjoy,
The Compass Box Team