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Staff Pick

Compass Box Great King St. Artist's Blend

Item # 25702 750mL
$34.99/ Single Bottle
$209.94/ Case of 6
Country
ABV
43.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

If you identify yourself as only a single malt drinker, then this new blend from John Glaser should change your mind about blended whisky. Soft and creamy with a bit of spice and wood flavors on the finish. Compass Box has set the bar extremely high for other blenders in the industry.


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Staff Pick Notes

Master Blender John Glaser was a blender at Johnny Walker before starting his ode to blending and the glory days of whiskey: Compass Box! The Great King Street Artists Blend is a fruitier, creamier style. A benchmark, entry level expression which incorporates a hearty amount of grain whisky in to the blend. The grain whiskey is not simple filler or added texture for a single malt backbone. Compass Box sources grain whiskey with age; typically around 6 years old, providing some depth. I tasted it recently and figured on its versatility; highballs, cocktails, on the rocks, etc. However, I'm happy to sip this pillow soft whisky neat, all Summer long.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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