Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 69,00

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50 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Experimental Batch

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.19 points

  1. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 93 points to the Experimental Batch 00-V4. "Not a dram to do things by halves...".

  2. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    not bad at all.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      spicier than on the nose, loud vanilla, medium sweet, creamy mouthfeel. the plums and apricots are still there but not so much in front.
    • Finish
      medium, harmonious, fresh.

  4. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity (citrus, limes, lemons, oranges), sweet malt, mint, spicy (ginger, pepper, cinnamon)
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet, fruity (citrus, limes, lemons, oranges), spicy, sherry, berries, raisins
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, peaty 

  6. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is indeed a signum of great balance.

    (Rating interval 84-88)
    • Nose
      Subtle spices, fruity with banana, mango and fresh peaches. Soft cinnamon and wood spice, apricots and some fresh tobacco after a while.
    • Taste
      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. 
    • Finish
      Mixed spices, brown sugar, spicy vanilla and oak with white pepper remaining for some time. 

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very nice and easily drinkable.
    • Nose
      Very cool. Pear, morning flowers, rhubarb, ginger, sweet spices, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, a lot of pear, a little caramel.
    • Finish
      A little spice in the throat, a hint of woody bitterness on the tongue.

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The taste is a bit too sweet for me, but as an aperitif this is best.
    • Nose
      Reasonably mild nose experience that is quite pleasant. I have white fruit (apples and pears), butter, crème brulee, vanilla and some banana.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is reasonably short with notes of liquorice and again that vanilla. Slightly drying.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample: HWF VBT-5. My associations were Glenmorangie, Glenlivet and Glengoyne. Very nice for a blend.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Creamy with a lot of caramel and vanilla. Furthermore almond, honey, a little orange and a floral touch, plus a whiff of smoke.
    • Finish
      A lot of caramel and vanilla, a little apple and a slight nuttiness.

  10. j j scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    taste is just like creamy glenrothes.


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