Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend Scotch Whisky
Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend Blended Scotch Whisky is a marriage of single malt Scotch whiskies from the Highlands and Speyside regions of Scotland, together with a single grain whisky from the Lowlands region of Scotland. "We believe it is time for the world to reconsider the joys of well-made blended Scotch whisky," says Glaser, who has earned Whisky Magazine's Innovator of the Year Award four times. "That is why we have created Great King Street."
In comparison to other blended whiskies, Great King Street is crafted using more malt whisky (over 50%) than grain whisky. "This provides more character and complexity"to the blend, says Glaser. In addition, the grain whisky used in the blend is the highest quality single grain whisky available and, having been matured for over 10 years, contributes much sweeter and richer flavors than traditional grain whiskies. Great King Street Scotch Whisky is also influenced by the three different types of casks in which the whisky matures: used, American oak barrels contribute notes of vanilla, cinnamon and woody spice to the whisky, while new, French oak barrels lend notes of marshmallow, roasted coffee and toasted biscuits and used sherry casks add touches of dried fruits and cherries. Once the whisky has been blended and matured together, each batch is bottled naturally without the use of any additives, coloring or chill filtration.
Aroma of cinnamon, oak and dates, which open up to notes of creamy vanilla ice cream, poached pears and peaches on the palate. Sweet flavor of dried fruits is complemented by waves of cinnamon, woody spice and white pepper, and leads to a smooth, soft finish.