Great King Street Glasgow Blend ~ SCOTLAND
88/100 - The Distiller Score
GOLD - The Whiskey Masters 2018
SILVER OUTSTANDING - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
Created to highlight a more robust and smoky whisky as, according to some, historically Glaswegians preferred this style, The Compass Box has 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.
Nose - Peat smoke. Sweet, malty notes.
Palate - Mixed fruit salad of mandarin, apples, and cherry. Puff of smoke upon exhale.
Finish - Medium length. Peat earthiness continues, a little more smoky. Hnts of oak tannins. End is mineral and dry.
Compass Box is a producer, bottler and marketer of a range of blended Scotch whiskies. The company is headquartered in Chiswick. Compass Box Whisky was founded in 2000 by American entrepreneur John Glaser, a former marketing director at Johnnie Walker.