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.