Great King Street is a new line of craft Scotch whiskies created by the Compass Box Whisky Company for people who love great whisky.In a world where malt whiskies get all the attention, people often overlook the pleasures of good Blended Scotch. This is the style of Scotch whisky that combines flavourful single malt whiskies with delicate, elegant single grain whiskies. We believe it is time for the world to take a fresh look at this style, and that is why we have created Great King Street. Our approach to making Great King Street is different from any other Blended Scotch whisky brand. 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. There are good reasons why the blending of grain and malt whisky has been the mainstay of the Scotch business for well over 150 years.
Pale yellow with green highlights. The bouquet shows fine, precise. The malted barley, cut hay and citrus (orange), it all smells the Speyside region. If we add to this sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger), the bucolic picture crossed by meandering Spey appears. The palate is balanced with menthol. Ripe fruits (melon, peach) and green almond is his first notes. Vanilla and acacia honey provide a lot of softness to the mid-palate. The finish is long and tender. The malted barley resumes its dominant position from which she observes stronger spices, salted butter caramel and exotic fruits (pineapple, banana).