Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel + New French Oak
Batch TR-06
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2013 10:03 pm

Average value

€ 45.30

8 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

121 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Experimental Batch

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.69 points

  1. Implar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice blend, making the most of the quite young ingredients. A shame they don't make this anymore, as the balance is quite excellent.

    • Nose
      The smoke is very clean and crisp. It also leaves enough space for other notes to come through. I'm getting quite a bit of citrus and Granny Smith apples. Also olives and olive oil, nice! Some honey and a slight flowery note as well. Quite a promising nose.
    • Taste
      The smoke kicks in first, again in a quite crisp way. It makes room for some slight sherry notes, mainly blood orange. There's also pear, some warming spices and a hint of those flowers. I think the Highland Malt Blend comes through nicely here. After that, the smoke returns for a second wave.
    • Finish
      Some dough here, along with the smoke of course. It's medium long and otherwise quite uneventful.

  2. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 92 points to the Experimental Batch TR-06. "I think this one's been rumbled..."

  3. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    like its brother, exp. batch V-4, not bad. would not buy me a second bottle though.
    • Nose
      rather young, medium peated, kippers, cigarettes,
      slightly tarry, a little ashy. the peat smoke is getting stronger. linseed oil
    • Taste
      a little more tar on the tongue with a mild sweetness. a bit watery but not weak.
      a little salt and a light apple - like fruitiness that could not be found on the nose.
    • Finish
      medium to short, salty

  5. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky, salty, medicinal, earthy, waxy, apples, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoky, tary, ashy, peppery, sweet fruit
    • Finish
      Medium long, salty, oaky

  7. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the nose: Creamy Mild, round and harmonious, though with an emphasis on peat smoke, great (refill) ex-bourbon barrels, sugary, somewhat medicated, meditating, would tap on Laphroaig, bebe cream, American oak, "wood" (like in a sauna or gazebo), some vanilla, floral, hint of pink gum spaghetti, light, subtle citrus notes.
    In the mouth Sweet sweet, again this sugary peat smoke, phenolic / medicated, distinct, but not too violent, much mild amer. Oak, absolutely consistent, balanced, pleasant.
    A great whiskey, if you fancy sweet peat smoke and ex-bourbon barrels, without "one on your mouth" to get balanced with beautiful sweetness and maritime notes

  8. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Good flavors overall but spirit and wood is not as well integrated as the other Great King Street expressions in my opinion. However, I would chose this one over Laphroaig Select any day.

    (Rating interval 79-83)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, brine, grass, burnt grass even and herbs. There is also some icing sugar far back with aniseed and fennel. 
    • Taste
      The arrival is a bit like Laphroaig select, with peat smoke, sweet mint and grass and initially balanced, Young barley spirit is apparent in the development side by side with sweet vanilla (not so integrated though).
    • Finish
      Peat smoke and licorice, some black toffee and a bit bright in my opinion. 

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Disappointing from my point of view, I was expecting better. Lack of punch. The peaty side is shy.
    • Nose
      Dry grass, light smoke, pear, heather, weak smell of pink grapefruit, a sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Mouth quite flat, watery limit. Some mushrooms and some wood.
    • Finish
      Bitterness and pepper in the throat.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Also a beautiful
    blend that puts many a malt to shame, but I voted for the 00-V4, the sherry
    experiment. You can cast your own vote at greatkingstreet.com/experimental.
    • Nose
      The nose is only
      mildly medicinal and smoky, but nicely salty. Earth. A bit waxy. Give it enough
      time, though, because then it will turn crisp on green apples and vanilla. Even
      some candied orange peel. Pretty good, in fact.
    • Taste
      Soft, but clean
      arrival on the palate. Much more smoke than on the nose, how. I detect tar and
      ashes, pepper and salt (almost brackish) before the sweet fruit kicks in. Mostly
      apple and pear. The peat is prominent and sweet. A little nervous, though.
    • Finish
      In the almost long
      finish it settles down, dries the mouth softly on a mild oakiness.


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