Compass Box Great King Street: Artists Blend Single Barrel Limited Edition Marrying Cask (Binnys) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Compass Box Great King Street: Artists Blend Single Barrel Limited Edition Marrying Cask (Binnys)

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Compass Box

  • ABV:

    49%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    I'm really not sure there's enough buzzwords in that title. Anyways. This is a limited edition, proofed up, single barrel release from Compass Box that takes the GKS base blend and further ages it for a year or so in a barrel of their choosing. This bottle comes from Binny's (their pick) and is finished for a year in their ex-Highland malt whiskey blend.

  • Nose:

    Sweet apples, pears, almonds. Theres allspice, vanilla, figs and light sweet fruitiness throughout. Rich vanilla buttercream and faint sherried notes. Its like dessert in a dram, but also light, fruity and effervescent.

  • Taste:

    Thin mouthfeel, but no heat at all either. Rich bouquet of fruits, apples, vanilla, pears and almonds. Theres some cream, caramel, nice nuttiness. There is also some nice fig and a hint of sulfur.

  • Finish:

    Long and complex. Mild in terms of heat, fruity and sweet. Really tastes like dessert but not cloying.

  • Overall:

    I'm really a fan of this and I like the direction it takes. It was mildly astringent and hot near the top, but by the 75% mark I really feel it hit its stride and just kept on marching. The heat went away and all of the really rich cream and fruitiness shone. Delicious and very unique - it was a fun experiment to try. It was also nice to see the elevated proof which I feel contributed a good bit.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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