Review #1128 – Compass Box Great King Street, Artists Blend Single Marrying Cask, Bounty Hunter Selection

Review #1128 | Scotch Review #381 – Compass Box Great King Street, Artists Blend Single Marrying Cask, Bounty Hunter Selection

The Schtick: This is a single marrying cask from Compass Box’s GKS Artist Blend line of expressions. It was finished in a lowland grain whiskey cask for just shy of a year, and yieled 228 bottles. 


Distiller: Various (Blend)

Bottler: Compass Box

ABV: 49% ABV

Age: NAS

Cask #: #69 

Marrying Cask Previous Fill: Lowland Grain Whiskey

Blended: 2/18/2016

Bottled: 2/7/2017

Yield: 228 Bottles


Nose: Sweet cream, honey, fresh baked bread. Apples and pears. Light, musty sherry. Faint baking spices. 

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Apples, pears, lightly grain-y. Sweet, fresh baked bread. Some mild heat. Faint bitterness along with some musty sherry notes. 

Finish: Short and a bit harsh. More heat here than the nose or palate, and a little shorter than I’d prefer. Lots of apples, fresh bread and pear. 

Overall: While interesting and different, this didn’t perform as well as I had hoped. That said, the increase in ABV is a huge boon to these releases, as is their relatively good value. This cask just happened to punch a bit less hard than other offerings, although they are always fun to try. 

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Rank: 5


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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