Compass Box Great King St Glasgow Blend

Peated Blend

Compass Box // Scotland

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  1. roycam

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
  2. DigitalArc

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A healthy dose of peat on the nose, shadowing dark red sherried fruits and honeyed bourbon notes. The flavors echo the aromas, blending peat and sweet in a harmonious elegy. This is a damn good quality blend! When I drink this in between glasses of bourbon, it's a luscious delight. It hands down sails past the CB Hedonism at less than half the price. When stacked up against a couple of heavily-marketed single malts, however (talking the Dalwhinnie 12 and the Ardbeg Corryvreckan), it doesn't reach as high a mark. Still, for the value, I think it's an unequivocal home run. Thank you @WhiskeyLonghorn for the history lesson and the well deserved recommendations. I'm certain a bottle of this will see regular rotation on my whiskey shelf
    40.0 USD per Bottle
  3. DramItToHell

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    There are notes of peat, smoke, cured meats, and vanilla on the nose. On the tongue, there are initially notes of ash and smoke, followed by sweet notes of dark fruits and baking spices, then back to campfire smoke on the finish.
  4. I’ve been making highballs lately (because the average daily temp in central TX has been hovering around 102) and I’ve been alternating the Compass Box Glasgow and Artist blends with a can of club soda and a spritz of lemon. IMHO the Glasgow wins hands down with its peat and sherry notes. Makes for a much more engaging and interesting drink. That goes for the Penicillins I’ve made with both also. Artists blend is wonderful for hot summer sipping, but he Glasgow makes better cocktails.
  5. mattinchatt

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    First impression: what blends like naked grouse wish they were. Cohesive, smoky but still balanced. Great dram esp for the price
    35.0 USD per Bottle
  6. conlostoros

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. WhiskeyLonghorn

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Blended Scotch often gets a bad rap, and in many cases, rightfully so perhaps, but this one is certainly worth a look. I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated the thought and craftsmanship that Compass Box puts into their products, and it seems with their Great King Street line they’ve sought to dispel the notion that blends are just bottom shelf slag. Being a blend, this is both malt and grain whiskies. It’s got peated malt (Laphroaig), sherried malt (Benrines), highland malt (Clynleesh...which I can only assume John Glasser is a minority stakeholder in by now), and well aged grain whisky from either Cameronbridgre or North British. Any blend with peated malt, especially Laphroaig, runs the risk of it overpowering the other elements. Thankfully that doesn’t happen here. This is a thoughtful and tasty marriage of peat, sherry, and grain. Really the holy grail for Scotch. And for $40 no less. The nose is my favorite part. One of those noses that changes a bit each time you go in. Sometimes peat, sometimes gentle sherry, even sometimes the sweetness from the grain. The palate matches the nose. The peat manages to be present without overpowering the other flavors. The sherry sands off the harsher elements of the Laphroaig (a malt I tend not to enjoy on its own), and the grain adds a creamy, rounded depth to the taste. The finish is drying and medium length. Easy 4 star dram for me. Extra .25 for value. Big thanks to @Richard-ModernDrinking and @ScotchingHard for their upbeat reviews to help me pull the trigger on this one. Forget Highland Park 12. This is the new “great all rounder” in Scotch.
    40.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Ryan-Allcott

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Alex-Lobov

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  10. ddrem

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
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