On this bright day, I’m sipping some of Compass Box’s Great King Street – Artist Blend. As its name suggests, this is a blended Scotch. That is, its single malt mixed with some grain whisky. However, what differentiates this blended whisky from others is that they use a higher proportion of single malt (50% vs 30-40%), which supposedly imparts greater character and complexity. Does it?
Well, it definitely is a refreshing dram. Though still not as complex as single malts, it is unique among the blends. It’s sweet and fruity, think freshly sliced Gala apples and Asian pears. There’s the usual vanilla nose, as well, with a subtle peatiness. The finish is in the medium spectrum, and as good as it gets for a 43% ABV whisky. Overall, I like it.
This would be a wonderful to have in the Spring time at a park picnic or outdoorsy concert.
Link: Compass Box