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Overall rating
82.60/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB25985
Category
Blend
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Casktype
Heavily Toasted French Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5065000482756
Added on
17 Oct 2011 4:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 31.15

15 × in wishlist

126 × member ratings

298 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Artist's Blend

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.60 points

  1. Matt80 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Decent for the price but a shame that the taste doesn't match the promise of the nose.
    • Nose
      Freshly made apple and pear crumble, baked bread, cinnamon, vanilla, a lovely light and sweet nose, honey and sponge cake.

      With water - the sweetness intensifies with a touch of milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Heavily wood spiced, cinnamon, clove, a bitter/astringent note, a little peppery.

      With water - a light licorice flavour develops and slightly offsets the astringent note.
    • Finish
      Short/medium, the astringency fades to leave cinnamon mixed with salt and pepper.

      With water - medium, the spice is just as prevalent but with a vague sour wood note.

  2. Glensiddich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Easy to drink, not complex but very good quality. Very surprised at how good this was for the money.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. MetalWarrior scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Spicy, woody notes dominate, yet, in a way I like. Rather rough but pleasantly so, not stomach-aggravating, to me.
    I like the sensation and of the spicy and woody aromas on the palate. The finish is also pleasant.

    It could be more balanced and complex, but I understand that this is a rather consequently engineered dram, not made to be everybody's darling but a character, and that it is. Especially for the price.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Easy summer drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    For price this is amazing. Rather closed start, yet finish go's on and on - that will be the Clynelish & great cask selection. Cannot take ANY water.

    For my money - it's even better than the Gasgow blend (which is very good in a smoky/ sherry way), but thats just personal preference. Really, both bottles should be on every Whisky lover's shelf.

  6. David_ve scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    great blend, easy going with allot to discover.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Great blend which almost generates an onslaught of (tropical) fruit notes, honey and vanilla. Quite impressive.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. psiiik scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A Blend that is drunk without making head but that will not remain etched in my memory ...
    • Nose
      Alcohol slightly powerful, fruity, pleasant on vanilla, honey and wood.
    • Taste
      Fine Fresh, diluted (too much?) Then come spices, vanilla and fruit (Sherry?)
    • Finish
      Not long, on vanilla, wood and spices.

  10. karloff scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    This is an excellent whisky to enjoy anytime, anyplace, anywhere. I actually first tried this at a whisky festival and was very impressed with it.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

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