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Compass Box Great King St, Artist's Blend, Blended Scotch Whisky (43%)

Compass Box Great King St, Artist's Blend, Blended Scotch Whisky (43%)

Compass Box Whisky | Code: 9707 | Scotch Whisky > Blended Whiskies | 43.0 % alcohol

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£30.00

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Scores and Reviews

OTHER - Nose
Sweet. Lemon barley water, honey and cut grass. Hint of grain? Certainly has that limey scent of high alcohol. American cream soda, apple pie and with water, mace and vanilla.
Palate
Sweet. Lemon barley water, honey and cut grass. Hint of grain? Certainly has that limey scent of high alcohol. American cream soda, apple pie and with water, mace and vanilla.
Finish
Smooth and gentle.
Comment
Exemplary blending. Try with soda or on rocks.

Dave Broom - Whisky Magazine Issue 98 Nose
Plenty of vanilla up front, then this glorious lemon note. Key Lime pie and baked New York lemon cheese cake come to mind. A hint of cimmamon and oak too.
Palate
Has a very moreish creamy feeling to it that is then cut through with a zing of gingery lemon. Vanilla custard, and a certain nuttiness follow.
Finish
Long enough to contemplate pouring another dram.
Comment
Perfect balance and a great addition to the blending world.

Rob Allanson - Whisky Magazine Issue 98

The Producer

Compass Box Whisky

Compass Box Whisky

Compass Box is the brain child of American John Glaser whose passion for whisky has led him to try and take Scotch whisky to another level. He is considered to be one of Scotland's most innovative and acclaimed whisky makers and concentrates on making small quantities of Boutique whiskies in a variety of styles.

John Glaser buys his casks individually; he feels that this attention to detail is what sets his whiskies apart. He firmly believes that chill filtering is not required as it strips out the flavour and richness from the whisky. Colouring is not added to any of his blends and he relies purely on the natural colour of the whisky to speak for itself. Another factor that sets Glaser's whiskies apart is the meticulous selection of top quality wood used in the actual casking. He chooses exclusively American oak, much of it "first fill bourbon barrels" as it lends the whiskies a sweetness that is the basis for the house style at Compass Box.

The Region

Blended Whiskies

Blended Whisky is made from a blend of whiskies from different distilleries. Ireland, Canada, Japan all produce blends, yet the most renown manifestation of this whisky type comes in the form of Blended Scotch Whisky. The term denotes a blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies from different distilleries.

The typical proportion  is 60% grain to 40% malt. The degree of complexity and smoothness in the final blend depends on the percentage of malt. Each whisky used in the blending will normally have been matured for about 5 years, although many other longer-matured versions are also available on the market. 

The term should not be confused with Blended (formely known as Vatted) Malt Scotch Whisky, which comprises only Single Malt Scotch Whiskies (100% barley), which have been distilled at more than one distillery. 

The practice of blending Scots malts trace its origins back to the Victorian times. The original family-run distilleries did not have bottling facilities. They used to sell whole casks of whisky to bottlers, blenders and merchants who then combined the product of various distilleries, to craft a consistent "brand style". 

It is still true that a significant proportion of the malt whisky produced in Scotland is used in Blends, which constitute a large share of the market, although the recent trends in the whisky trade have brought Single Malts into prominence. Important style ambassadors include Bailie Nicole JarvieChivas RegalDewarsHaigWhyte & MackayBell's WhiskyCompass BoxThe Famous GrouseLangs,  Black&White (Buchanans)Cuttty SarkJohnnie WalkerStronachie

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