Compass Box Great King St Glasgow Blend

Peated Blend

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.52
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 143 )

Compass Box's Great King Street line of blended whiskies has a new addition with the Glasgow Blend. Created to highlight a more robust and smoky whisky as, according to some, historically Glaswegians preferred this style, they have succeeded in doing just that. A blend with a large (67%) malt base, Compass Box uses a combination of barrels for aging: 1st fill sherry, 1st and refill ex-bourbon, and a small amount of new French oak barrels.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • Peated Blend
    A mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    1st fill sherry, 1st & refill bourbon, new French Oak

Tasting Notes

"The most pronounced aroma is peat smoke, much like soot you'd find in a chimney. Hidden underneath all of that are sweet, malty notes. As you taste, there's a sweet middle that hits your tongue with a mixed fruit salad of mandarin, apples, and cherry. As you exhale, you feel as if you've just exhaled a puff of smoke. Overall, the peat and fruit seem to be arm-wrestling and the outcome keeps changing as to which one is going over the top."

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