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Compass Box Great King St – Artist’s Blend (43%)

R695.00

While single malt scotches and single barrel bourbons dominate the dreams of most high-end whiskey drinkers, the vast majority of sales in the wide world of whiskey (and whisky) are of the humble blend. Taking its name from its ingredients—usually high quality straight or single malt whiskeys cut with grain alcohol—blends are typically less complex and therefore less ‘interesting’ than their big league brethren. Blends vary widely in quality, but are typically held in somewhat low regard by the liquor cognoscenti. However, Compass Box Whisky aims to change all that.

This was rated Blended Whisky of the Year 2012 by Whisky Advocate magazine.
Named for the address of Compass Box’s Edinburgh offices, Great King Street is a new range of highly approachable whiskies which are aimed at not just whisky connoisseurs, but at non-whisky drinkers and cocktail drinkers as well.

Region:
Other Scotch Whisky

Aroma:
Sweet and creamy, with lots of cereal notes, some vanilla, dried fruits, citrus and apple crumble.

Flavours:
A gentle, creamy whisky, which develops a great deal of richness. Notes of Christmas spices, lemon, buttery apple crumble, Bakewell tart, rose petals and raisins.

Character:
Rich and sweet, with a long finish which tails off with notes of quince jelly.

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