Whisky is made to be shared.
And so are ideas.

The Circle is our global bartender programme to connect the creative processes of the Blending Room with those of the bar trade.

At Compass Box, we believe some of the most exciting inventions come from unexpected combinations. Whether it’s pairing unusual ingredients, blending different techniques or taking inspiration from diverse cultures, the surprises that emerge can be quite magical.

The Circle finalists


It’s our way of bringing together likeminded creators who love to do things differently. Each year we invite a select group of bartenders from around the globe to join our whiskymakers on an adventure of flavours.

But this isn’t industry experimentation behind closed doors. These expert bartenders are set a range of challenges to test their creativity. The ultimate winner is then rewarded with the opportunity to create their own limited edition Compass Box whisky for everyone to enjoy.

The Circle winner 2018, Rosey Mitchell


2018’s winner was London’s Rosey Mitchell from Three Sheets. Described as ‘sunshine in a glass’, her original idea was a fitting finale to an intense process. It started with heats in Argentina, France, the USA, Spain and the UK, before a three-day global final in London.

As The Circle’s inaugural winner, Rosey has set a very high standard, but that just makes it all the more exciting for Compass Box lovers. Each year, you’ll get to taste something truly special.

The Limited Edition The Circle is available now from our online store or your local specialist retailer. And keep an eye on our social media to find out more about this year’s competition.