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Great King Street Scotch Glasgow Blend (750ml)

Great King Street Scotch Glasgow Blend (750ml)

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In his 1930 book ‘Whisky’, Aeneas MacDonald mentions that Glaswegians historically preferred fuller bodied and more flavourful whiskies than people in other parts of the world. So what better name for a whisky such as this?

Glasgow Blend offers a rich vein of peaty-smokiness underpinned by sherry cask-aged whiskies, full of dried fruit and wine character.  It is made from a high proportion of Highland and Islay single malts - approximately 67% - combined with 33% Lowland single grain whisky, and is matured in a combination of sherry oak, American oak and French oak casks.

Distillery Sourcing

33% Lowland grain whisky from a Fife distillery.
67% Malt whisky from the regions of Islay, the Highlands and Speyside.

The Islay single malt comes from south shore distillery (approximately 20% of the total recipe), vatted with a fruity malt from the village of Brora and a rich sherrried Speyside malt from the Aberlour region (approx. 33%).
A small percentage of Speyside and Highland malts complete the recipe.

Wood

A combination of first-fill Sherry casks, first-fill and refill ex-Bourbon barrels and a small portion of new French oak finishing.

Caroline Dewar's Tasting Notes: Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend

Appearance : Soft, light gold

NosePeat smoke; allspice berries and cake spices; vanilla and sweet sherry notes (but no sulphur); milk chocolate; even a hint of rosewater!

PalateMedium weight slightly oily mouthfeel. Peat smoke, sherry and spice sweetness, oak, licorice and richly toasted cereal. A hint of salt.

FinishLong, rich with smoke and licorice; toasted cereal at the back.

Type:
Blended Malt
Bottle size:
750mL
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