spicy
smoky
fruit
bitter
peaty
sweet
citrus
creamy vanilla
orange
Spiral Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend
Compass Box
Great King Street Artist's Blend
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Pale Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet cream, vanilla flan, dried fruits, and a dash of green apple

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Rich and creamy with butter, lemon, and shortbread

Finish
Long and gentle
Price:
$42.99
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Rich, round, fruity, and downright delicious.

Compass Box isn’t a distillery and it isn’t a distributor. Compass Box is a story. It’s a great story that began in the year 2000 when John Glaser—a marketing director for Johnnie Walker decided to break out on his own. Think about it for a moment. John is an American working for one of the most iconic brand names in the word of Scotch Whisky and—like a typical American—thinks he can do it better on his own. It takes a lot of Whisky stones to step out of a dream job with Whisky perks and start a business like this. He buys bulk output from some of the best distilleries in Scotland—just like Johnnie Walker—and then creates custom blends which he finishes and ages to create great Whisky.

The Compass Box offices are located on Great King Street in London, and that’s where this line of Whisky gets it name. Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend was designed to be sophisticated, but approachable. It is a blend of some of the best single malts in Scotland with an emphasis on the Highland style and a bit of grain spirit for smoothness. The signature notes will be rich, round, and fruity. It is a great way to introduce yourself or a friend to high quality blended Scotch neat or in cocktails. Once you taste it, you will see why it was voted Blended Whisky of the Year in 2012.
  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Compass Box
  • Bottler
    Compass Box

Compass Box

Great King Street Artist's Blend

(0.75l, 43%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend
Ty
Ty,
Excellent blend at the price point. Well balanced and beautifully crafted. Perfect daily drinker. It's complex enough to be interesting, but simple enough to not have to think about it too much.
Craig
Craig,
This is a nice easy drinking blend; kind of spicy and fruity, but I really couldn't discern any peat or smoke at all. I enjoyed it, but I've recently had a Duncan Taylor 12 year-old blend that I thought was much superior - and at about $26!
Karolis
Karolis,
It was not bad, but would not buy it again.
David
David,
Good blend. It was a bit more harsh than I expected for a $50+ bottle. I do enjoy this one very much on nights where I don't sample others. But on the night that I sampled Johnnie Walker Black, Gold, Platinum, and Blue along with this, I resolved that the cheapest of them (Black) best suits my taste.
Stephen
Stephen,
Fairly disappointed. Decent on its own, but will primarily be used in mixed drinks. Won't buy again.
Mel
Mel,
Great blend but probably wouldn't purchase again
Matthew
Matthew,
The Flavour spiral is extremely accurate! This is an everyday drinker, it has enough going on to keep you coming back for another. I can't wait to try more from Compass Box.
Bob
Bob,
Perfect blend of sweeter elements like vanilla with smoky/peaty hints. Will be going in the bar.
Ashton
Ashton,
Long lasting slow burn. I get a lot of cream and vanilla from this one. Very enjoyable.
Brendan
Brendan,
Fruit and cereal. Outstanding.
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