Overall rating
Compass Box (CB)
Heavely Toasted French Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2011 4:23 pm

Average value

€ 30,77

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112 × member ratings

266 × in collection

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

  1. 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

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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

  3. psiiik scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. karloff scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    This is another excellent vatted malt from Compass Box.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      A Lovely medium marsh mallow finish.

  7. Spirit of Delphi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bought in 2016. I was curious about Compass Box and was not disappointed. Nice tasty whiskey.
    • Nose
      First, floral aromas, sweet fruits, pineapple, mango, then spices
    • Taste
      More powerful than it smells, difficult to discern single aromas, spicy, baked apple, medium complexity, well balanced
    • Finish
      Very long

  8. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My notes from 15-8-2014
    • Nose
      Citrus, apple, yogurt, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      Lime, orange, bananas, melon, oak and pepper
    • Finish
      Medium, sharp wood, cereals and creamy

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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+

  10. ibenja scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Stunning value for money, available for anyone. A blend of young and "oldfashioned". Light and delicate, with slightly spicy finish. Affascinante.


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