The Great King Street Artist’s Blend takes its name from the address of Compass Box’s Edinburgh offices and, like all their whiskies, is bottled with neither chill-filtration nor artificial colouring. Priding themselves on transparency, we can tell you that this small batch blend always contains around 50% malt whisky (a very high percentage for a blend) In fact, we can tell you that it’s made up of 46% first fill American oak matured Lowland grain whisky, 28% ‘fruity and malty’ Northern Highland single malt, 17% ‘grassy’ Northern Highland single malt, and 9% ‘meaty’ Speyside single malt! (66% of the blend is matured in first fill American oak overall and 8% in first fill Sherry butts with 28% finished in new French oak casks).
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Tasting Note for Compass Box Great King Street – Artist’s Blend:
Nose: Sweet and creamy, with lots of cereal notes, some vanilla, dried fruits, citrus and apple crumble.
Palate: A gentle, creamy whisky, which develops a great deal of richness. Notes of Christmas spices, lemon, buttery apple crumble, Bakewell tart, rose petals and raisins.
Finish: Rich and sweet, with a long finish which tails off with notes of quince jelly, shortbread and spices.
Overall: Incredibly quaffable, an excellent whisky, and a definite crowd pleaser.
Compass Box Great King Street – Artist’s Blend – 70cl, 43%
(also available as a 50cl bottling)
The Chaps at Master of Malt