Say hello to your next house blend. Great King Street was already one of our favorite blended whiskies, especially in the under $60 price range. This expression is finished in Lowland grain whisky casks and bottled at a higher proof: 101.4. The extra year of maturation deepens the complexity of this whisky, and the higher proof give it a real sensational mouthfeel. Sweet aromas of Marzipan, vanilla bean and a hint of red fruit open up to a palate that is silky smooth with just the right decadence. Try this neat or make your next Scotch & Soda with it! Either way, we're sure you'll be impressed.
There are some people in the spirits business who are cut from a different cloth, Compass Box's founder and master blender John Glaser is one of those folks. After many years in the wine trade, he entered the Scotch whisky business with Johnnie Walker, where he honed his palate and helped develop the renowned Green and Gold labels. Somewhat frustrated with the limitations of the corporate world, he felt compelled to follow his passion for making great blends. He started Compass Box to, as he states, "nurture the roots of tradition in order to grow the possibilities." An artist, visionary and one hell of a whisky "blendologist," he has successfully conjured up some of the biggest, baddest and sexiest drams we've tasted.