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Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend 50cl

(50cl, 43%)

Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend 50cl

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Artist's Blend 50cl Bottling Note

This was rated Blended Whisky of the Year 2012 by Whisky Advocate magazine.

Named for the address of Compass Box’s Edinburgh offices, Great King Street is a new range of highly approachable whiskies which are aimed at not just whisky connoisseurs, but at non-whisky drinkers and cocktail drinkers as well. This is the first edition, named Artist’s Blend. It’s a rich, full-bodied whisky with lots of fruit and spice.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend 50cl Reviews

Great in a Highball

I usually go for Kakubin for a highball (over ice and soda) but this is also really good.

4th July 2020

Wonderful whisky at a wonderful price.

A wonderful sweet whisky. One of the best buys of the year. Love it.

19th July 2019

Superb

A great example of the art of blending whisky. Great job once again John Glaser!!!!!!

10th April 2019

A Masterpiece

Ill tell you why to not compare this unfavorably to Glenmorangie. Glenmorangie is a fantastic single malt - arguably the best in the world at its price point. This is a different animal. This is not meant to be a single malt. The exquisite balance of high quality grain whiskies gives Great King Street a unique flavor profile. This cannot be replicated by a single malt brand of whiskey. When you go to a high end restaurant, do you want one spice or a blend of spices? This is a blend of spices. Pure genius.

23rd August 2018

Should be Six Star

Anyone who does not appreciate Artist’s Blend has the taste buds of an Iguana.
This is what whiskey tasted like in its golden age. John Glaser, the master blender, is a genius. Artists blend is universally admired by the most serious whiskey tasters.

29th March 2018

Creamy Spice

This easily holds its own with much more expensive whiskys. For example, I tasted it with Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition - both have similar flavor profiles in some ways (spice/fruit/no smoke). The Glen Grant wins, but not by much.

19th February 2018

I like it.

I'm an Artist, it's Artist's Blend, I had to have it. Funny, I set out to get a single malt and came home with a blend. I was not disappointed, it's great.

23rd January 2018

Buy the real thing for the same price

No true whisky drinker would rate this seriously. Produced obviously for fashionable bars mixing cocktails & catering for the general drinking crowd, it's "Nice" - dating with faint praise. Quite like Glenmorangie, but why not have the real thing.

1st April 2017

Five stars for the price.

I qualify this with "for the price." A really good everyday whisky for those who balk at paying twice as much for something that isn't twice as good.

14th January 2017

Cocktails in Ealing at W5

Charlottes w5 Ealing - a fab cocktail of ginger citrus and delicious ness

17th May 2016

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