Review #1016 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection

Review #1016 | Scotch Review #344 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection

The Schtick: This is a collaboration selection done by a store and a society of a Compass Box marrying cask release. These are releases that take a Great King Street vatting and further mature it in another cask of one type or another. This was a sherried cask.


Distiller: Various (Blend)

Bottler: Compass Box

ABV: 49% ABV

Age: NAS

Cask: #4

Bottle: One of 306

Married: 1/24/2017

Bottles: 7/16/2018


Nose: Pungent honey, rich toffee. Fresh baked bread. Faintly lactic. Apple cobbler, pears, rich dates and figs. Light sulfur. Really nice overall. Very rich.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Really subdued heat. Rich salted caramel, crème brulee. Cocoa, light salt and pepper. So very faintly smoky. Figs and stewed fruits. Vanilla cream.

Finish: Short to medium. Gingerbread, honey, toffee, vanilla bean, toffee and salted caramel.

Overall: This was really delightful. An incredibly solid selection. These marrying casks are really interesting and I find myself liking just about every one I try.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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