- Compass Box (CB)
- Heavely Toasted French Oak Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 17 Oct 2011 4:23 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Artist's Blend
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.66 points
- great blend, easy going with allot to discover.
- Great blend which almost generates an onslaught of (tropical) fruit notes, honey and vanilla. Quite impressive.
- A Blend that is drunk without making head but that will not remain etched in my memory ...
Alcohol slightly powerful, fruity, pleasant on vanilla, honey and wood.
Fine Fresh, diluted (too much?) Then come spices, vanilla and fruit (Sherry?)
Not long, on vanilla, wood and spices.
- 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.
- This is another excellent vatted malt from Compass Box.
Some fresh melon, it has that new book smell, white pepper, white lilies, pear drop sweets, bubble gum and banana cake. nice and sweet and light.
This is very smooth, sweet and fruity. Virgin Oak and citrus, some vanilla and green apples, banana and custard, white grapes, it sits well in the mouth, give it a good swirl and there are lots of other fruits.
A Lovely medium marsh mallow finish.
- Bought in 2016. I was curious about Compass Box and was not disappointed. Nice tasty whiskey.
First, floral aromas, sweet fruits, pineapple, mango, then spices
More powerful than it smells, difficult to discern single aromas, spicy, baked apple, medium complexity, well balanced
- My notes from 15-8-2014
Citrus, apple, yogurt, vanilla and honey
Lime, orange, bananas, melon, oak and pepper
Medium, sharp wood, cereals and creamy
- N: Estery, sweet and nutty [like Balblair 1997/2008] with a touch of banana pancakes and even less [of a touch] of peppery fruit, ooh and rhubarb crumble. Rather highland in style [Clynelish?] with [bourbon oak] fruit sweets providing a solid base for this fairly open blend, although i reckon theres a touch of sherry cask in there too? High quality no doubt.
T: Good power for a 43% blend. Starts malty and spirity with plenty of pepper/spice turning to chocolate - oak showing much later. It unravels itself at a good pace
F: More pepper, skimmed milk, chocolate and aniseed. Theres a fair balance although the spirit is a tad more dominant than the casks which is not surprising considering its age. Wouldn’t 12 years be great.
C: Not a great deal of complexity but its fairly open and honest with a true delivery and finish. Solid quality blend that would sit comfortably alongside comparable single malts. It doesnt however take too well to water and has nothing on the far superior Spice Tree [batch dependant].
Scores a C+
- Stunning value for money, available for anyone. A blend of young and "oldfashioned". Light and delicate, with slightly spicy finish. Affascinante.