The style is rich, round and fruity with hints of toasty
oak, vanilla and spice.
A sweet citrusy and vanilla-doused blend, is all about the future. John Glaser and team donâ€™t make bad whiskies, but often they have been esoteric, small batch, and all but unavailable to many of us. This blend is different, and is an attempt by Compass Box to introduce quality blends to a new generation. It had a relatively modest price point and brought the artisan skills of compass box to a new audience. Itâ€™s that rarity: a blend that drinks well on its own but tastes great when mixed. More than that, itâ€™s perfectly placed to bring blends back into vogue.
|Wine maker notes
|By applying the same skill, techniques and philosophy that we use for the Compass Box Signature Range of whiskies, Great King Street offers a style and
approach to Blended Scotch that has not existed before. Great King Street is a new and compelling alternative for both whisky enthusiasts who ordinarily drink only malt whiskies, and for whisky novices. It is bottled
at a natural colour and without chill-filtering. We call whiskies made with this approach ‘craft blends’.
|Distillery Sourcing (Spirit Character):
A. Lowland Grain Whisky
B. Northern Highland Single Malt
C. Northern Highland Single Malt
D. Speyside Highland Malt
Wood (Flavour Impact):
1. First Fill American Oak Barrel
2. New French Oak Finish
(grilled marshmallow, toastiness,
roasted coffee) 26%
3. First Fill Sherry Butt
(wine, dried fruits) 8%
Bottled at 43%. Not chill filtered. Natural colour.