Great King St Blended Scotch with Dan & Ryan

IMG_4068Great King St is another Compass Box whisky, like the Peat Monster we reviewed earlier in which I complain about being unable to order liquor to Ontario because our bureaucracy is too much of a pain in the ass for anyone to want to deal with.

sigh…

Compass Box call themselves a boutique whiskymaker and craft blender. I imagine ironic suspenders and matching eyebrows because I don’t really know what that stuff is supposed to mean otherwise. Apologies to anyone reading this as pessimistic, it’s just that we’ve reviewed a lot of whisk(e)y here and the monotony of the jargon is starting to grate.  Which is a shame because this is a pretty good blend.

smell
Dan – light wood, vanilla
Simon – lighter colour, bright, citrus, brine
Ryan – orange zest, nail polish

neat
Dan – lighter on tongue, still vanilla
Simon – citrus, oak, burn
Ryan – hits middle of tongue, good burn

splash
Dan – same, no burn, cleaner
Simon – sweetens up, clearer flavours
Ryan – mint leaves

Great King St Blended Scotch – 43% 750ml – $46.95 – Scotland

Try it? Yes! Buy it? Yes!

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