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Overall rating
72.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB148751
Category
Blend
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Single Marrying Cask - Limited Edition
Bottled
16.01.2019
Casktype
French oak barrel
Casknumber
8
Number of bottles
210
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Kensington Wine Market
Added on
10 Feb 2020 4:09 pm by Dukekingfisher
Non-chillfiltered

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Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Artist's Blend

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 72.00 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    In store sample.

    No sulphur, but it tastes quite young. Some rough spirit trying (unsuccessfully) to hide behind a curtain of peat and sherry. I would guess it’s not much older than 5 years, as a whole. My benchmark for 75/100 is Bowmore 12, which I think this is on par with.

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Swing-and-a-miss. The nose is quite nice, but all the fruit vanishes on the palate, and everything else vanishes on the finish. I was thinking that the nose would save it from dropping under a 70, but all the whiskies I’ve rated around there have been better than this one.

    Nose: A hit of sweet grain and brown-sugar-topped oatmeal at first, then sawdust, vanilla bean, cinnamon, milk chocolate, and toasted marshmallow. It does get significantly fruitier with time: grape jelly, green apples, banana, and toasted coconut. It sort of reminded me of cheap Armagnac, the kind sampled for free out of tiny plastic cups at my local liquor monopoly.

    Palate: Medium-thin texture. Lots of wood on the arrival, with some green apples. It develops to more wood: sawdust, oak, old pencils. There’s a burst of brown sugar, vanilla, and pralines, then a thick cola-like note, approaching root beer. There’s more oak on the back, with char, green raisins, and a hint of aged balsamic.

    Finish: Short. Fairly bitter oak, cantaloupe, banana peel, and a tiny bit of spiced apple cider.

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