• Category Scotch
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 49.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • floral
  • woody
  • cake
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • creamy vanilla
  • spicy
  • toasted oak
  • apple

Compass Box

GKS Single Marrying Cask ''The Lost Child'' (0.7l, 49.5%)

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Character Goatson
A curious Scottish blending experiment.

Compass Box and its founder, John Glaser (ex-marketing guy at Johnnie Walker), loves staying busy. After releasing numerous expressions and winning countless awards, the company came up with a special blending program. Great King Street, named for the address of the Edinburgh offices, is a range of Whiskies that aims to bring premium but approachable blends to drinkers that might not care for a glass of Whisky.

After the initial blending, the GKS Whiskies return to one of the original casks they were matured in (either a run-of-the-mill American barrel, a Sherry butt or a custom-toasted new French oak cask) to be married and united into a balanced and wonderful union. The result is a rich and round blend that juggles between both characters – like a flavorful marriage. You’ll savor everything from clove spice to creamy vanilla and fall in love with the concept of Whisky – if you’re not already a fan.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 49.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Light and playful nose with notes of green apples, citrus, toasted oak and sweet cream.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and creamy palate with floral wood, sultana, sponge cake, cinnamon and lemon curd flavors.

Finish
Medium-length finish with notes of cheesecake, vanilla cream and wood.
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What does Compass Box GKS Single Marrying Cask ''The Lost Child'' taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Compass Box GKS Single Marrying Cask ''The Lost Child'' and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • floral
  • woody
  • cake
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • creamy vanilla
  • spicy
  • toasted oak
  • apple
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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