In the GLASGOW BLEND you’ll find a rich vein of peaty-smokiness, underpinned by sherry cask-aged whiskies, full of dried fruit and wine character. The palate is full and round, with a sweetness typical of whiskies from our company.
OTH 88 points - A ripe proposition, the fruit and the smoke locked tightly together like interwoven fingers. Peaches, melon, baked apple, fresh mango, and sugar strands with a supporting role of red berries. With a malt content exceeding two-thirds, the full-bodied palate is sweet as brown sugar, with mandarin tartness, apple, and red licorice meandering to a vinous finish of red berry fruit. With its cheeky Glasgow landmark on the label, this permanent addition to the GKS range is pure gallus.
(Winter 2014) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick
A marriage of the very best whiskies from Scotland’s top distilleries, aged in the finest quality oak. Grain whisky is the foundation of all Blended Scotch so we source the very highest quality single grain whiskies all aged in ‘first fill’ American oak barrels. This makes the grain whisky much richer and sweeter on the palate.
|Wine maker notes
|By applying the same skill, techniques and philosophy that we use for the Compass Box Signature Range of whiskies, Great King Street offers a style and
approach to Blended Scotch that has not existed before. Great King Street is a new and compelling alternative for both whisky enthusiasts who ordinarily drink only malt whiskies, and for whisky novices. It is bottled
at a natural colour and without chill-filtering. We call whiskies made with this approach ‘craft blends’.
|Natural colour and no chill filtration. This leaves the whisky full of its natural complexity and mouthfeel. A perfect balance of malt and grain whisky. Created in small batches from specially selected casks. Bottled at a higher strength of 43% to give the whisky more presence and character.