Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Compass Box (CB)
Bourbon, Sherry, French Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Sep 2014 7:31 pm by nicolas94

Average value

€ 39.08

15 × in wishlist

159 × member ratings

327 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Great King Street Glasgow Blend

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.49 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I reach for this often when I don’t want to overthink and just enjoy. A light peat, subtle salinity, hint if sherry, light malt and spice. Yes a thinner mouth feel and short finish, but this is one to have and enjoy a glass or 2 with ease.

  2. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Golden Smell Nose: Light peat, a little grease. Some sea water and marine fish. Behind it is cream, pastries, dried flowers, Angelica dahurica, butter-fried shellfish, some fresh fruits, with a bitter taste of Chinese medicine. .
    Taste Palate: relatively salty, slightly sour, medium sweet, medium bitter. Cream, cheese, coconut meat, wood, dried herbs, realistic grilled oysters, the back part is the oncoming sea breeze, with a moist freshness, and the end is closed by blood orange and lemon essential oils.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, a little salt, seaside berm, oak, xylitol body: medium, extremely oily

    Nose: 84.5/100
    Palate: 84.5/100
    Finish: 84/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 84.5/100

  3. Varrek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Lightly peated, not too complex and overall good blend

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After not having been able to choose between sherry and peat with their two experimental batches released last year, Compass Box decides not to choose with this Glasgow blend and combines both. Peat from Laphroaig is immediately detectable, but light, non-intrusive. Hints of meat. On the palate, peat, of course but also grilled ham, fruit, sherry that does not show up in the sweet side. It is well done. Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    33% Lowlands grain + 67% Highlands, Speyside and Islay malt. Matured in first-fill & refill bourbon casks, as well as in first-fill sherry casks.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits (peaches, pineapple), honey, vanilla, oaky, some smokiness, fresh, sweet
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits (peaches, pineapple), fresh, sweet, honey, vanilla, tea, pears, waxy
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, dry, smoky

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    But it was quite good, I confess, I expected a more watery and subtil product, but here everything is quite dense and saturated (relatively, of course), easy flirting with rubber-peat motives, balance, pitches on the spot.
    • Nose
        Open, quiet, leather goods, light rubber notes, lemon peel, shoe cream, ash, light peat motifs.
    • Taste
      Medium density, oak, lemon peel, light peppery wave, sweet and sour, a little floral-honey notes and cream, peat and ash in the background.
    • Finish
      Light, lemon-creamy, light oak bitterness, again get out smoke and rubber air with peat, on the whole it is easy and unobtrusive.

  8. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    really good dram at a very fair price.
    if only the finish would have been a little longer!
    86/100 edit:no come on 87/100
    • Nose
      some gentle smoke over a layer of fruits and minerals. Finally the fruits win the race. mostly lemons. there´s also some brine and hints of olives. quite impressive!
    • Taste
      the peat is more prominent. smoked fish, grapefruits, salt, olives. Wax jackets (have you ever tried those?)
    • Finish
      a little short but very clean

  10. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This was a really solid blend. It does mention sherry and smoke on the label and I didn’t really find a huge amount of influence of the latter. It did however have an impressive amount of complexity for what it is.While this is easily on par or better than a lot of the blends in its price point it unfortunately only comes in a 50cl bottle. Still, a top quality blend made from some top quality component whiskies.Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/05/19/great-king-street-glasgow-blend/
    • Nose
      Peaches. Apricot fruit leather. Vanilla cream. Pencil eraser. Honey. Wet stones. Lemon oil. Fresh bread. Slight vegetal peat note.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Vegetable paste. Salt. Macadamias. Cashews. Buttered popcorn. Bitter fruit. Bees wax.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter wood. Herbal honey. Wood smoke. Liquorice.


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