Jan 10

Great King Street Artist’s Blend Scotch – Review

Great King Street Artist's Blend ScotchGreat King Street Artist’s Blend Blended Scotch Whisky

86 Proof

Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML

Distiller: Compass Box Whisky Co.

 

Background

It’s no secret that Compass Box is the king of high-quality, blended Scotch whiskies.  Others may trump them in volume, but they see blending as an art, not as a means to drive costs down.  For that, I respect them, and continue to buy their whiskies.

Enter Great King Street Artist’s Blend, one of the (somewhat) new releases from Compass Box.

 

Review

This whisky is light in the glass; around the color of a Chardonnay.  On the nose, Great King Street Artist’s Blend is malty and floral like a nice Highland Scotch.  It can be a little harsh at times which I attribute to the grain influence.  There’s sweet green apple, followed by a bitterness.  This nose experience tends to evolve as you go.

The taste starts out with more malt, followed by vanilla and some spices.  Great King Street Artist’s Blend has some tropical fruit (maybe some banana?).  Just like the nose, there’s a fair amount of complexity here, living up to Compass Box’s reputation as a blender.

There’s a brief, malty finish on this whisky.

 

Rating & Recommendations

I rate Compass Box Great King Street Artist’s Blend a respectable 84 out of 100.

This is another solid blend from Compass Box.  It’s light, refreshing, and tropical flavors make it a nice dram for the summer, as its color suggests.

 

-Ryan

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