- Whiskybase ID
- Compass Box (CB)
- 1st Fill Sherry + Refill Bourbon Casks
- Batch 00-V4
- Number of bottles
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 20 Sep 2013 10:05 pm
7 × in wishlist
51 × member ratings
118 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Experimental Batch
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.18 points
- Jim Murray has awarded 93 points to the Experimental Batch 00-V4. "Not a dram to do things by halves...".
- not bad at all.
slightly sherried with a few dried fruits, lots of plums and apricots. smells pretty japanese, i find.
a few nuts in the background and some vanilla.
spicier than on the nose, loud vanilla, medium sweet, creamy mouthfeel. the plums and apricots are still there but not so much in front.
medium, harmonious, fresh.
Fresh, fruity (citrus, limes, lemons, oranges), sweet malt, mint, spicy (ginger, pepper, cinnamon)
Fresh, sweet, fruity (citrus, limes, lemons, oranges), spicy, sherry, berries, raisins
Medium long, sweet, spicy, peaty
- This is indeed a signum of great balance.
(Rating interval 84-88)
Subtle spices, fruity with banana, mango and fresh peaches. Soft cinnamon and wood spice, apricots and some fresh tobacco after a while.
Spicy arrival with cinnamon and aniseed, complex tropical fruit with just a hint of smoke. Sweet grain and some flint or mineral in the background as well.
Mixed spices, brown sugar, spicy vanilla and oak with white pepper remaining for some time.
- Very nice and easily drinkable.
Very cool. Pear, morning flowers, rhubarb, ginger, sweet spices, vanilla.
Vanilla, a lot of pear, a little caramel.
A little spice in the throat, a hint of woody bitterness on the tongue.
- The taste is a bit too sweet for me, but as an aperitif this is best.
Reasonably mild nose experience that is quite pleasant. I have white fruit (apples and pears), butter, crème brulee, vanilla and some banana.
Poached mouth perception in which the sweet clearly prevails. I taste that vanilla again, honey, peach in syrup and baked apples with sugar. The sherry is hardly present.
The aftertaste is reasonably short with notes of liquorice and again that vanilla. Slightly drying.
- Blind tasting of a sample: HWF VBT-5. My associations were Glenmorangie, Glenlivet and Glengoyne. Very nice for a blend.
Caramel, banana, vanilla, apple and initially some oaky spice. Whiffs of citrus, orange, honey, cookies and grass. Then creamier and fudgier, buttery even. After a few minutes it comes to a creamy peak, after which the fruity notes return.
Creamy with a lot of caramel and vanilla. Furthermore almond, honey, a little orange and a floral touch, plus a whiff of smoke.
A lot of caramel and vanilla, a little apple and a slight nuttiness.