Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend blended scotch whisky

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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Launched in September 2014 as the second permanent expression in Compass Box's Great King Street range of blended Scotch whiskies. A blend of 67% malt whisky from Islay (Laphroaig), Highlands and a sherrried Speyside with 33% single grain from the Cameronbridge Distillery.

The whiskies were aged in a combination of first-fill Sherry casks, first-fill and refill ex-bourbon barrels and a small portion finished in new French oak. Bottled at natural colour without chill-filtration.

The label features the Duke of Wellington statue outside the Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art, which since the late 1980s has more often than not had an orange traffic cone placed like a comedy hat on Wellington's head, a practice said to symbolise the Glaswegian sense of humour. Although discouraged by the local authorities, the practice continues and the cone-topped statue has become one of Glasgow's most iconic images.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 02/11/2014


Clear, pale golden.


Salty sea air, lightly smoky peat and apple with baking spices and faint nutty sherry. Water releases more apple fruit, honey, vanilla and clove spice.


Leathery peat, light saltiness, red apple and plump sultana fruit with white grapefruit zest and elegant spiced oak. More red apple, honey sweet bready malt and coconut with water.


Lightly salty creamy malt with sweet coconut and lingering salty peat.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5065000482886
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic driven cork
Product Reference Code: COM022
Commodity Code: 2208307100

Barcode UPC: 5065000482879
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Closure: Synthetic driven cork
Product Reference Code: COM021

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