Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend is a blended Scotch Whisky, the most recent blended Scotch whisky release from Compass Box Whisky and follows in the footsteps of their Great King Street Artists Blend. The Great King Street range is the brand new mission from Compass Box; a mission to get people to rediscover the joys of Blended Scotch. Founder and Blender Paul Glazier sources only the best whiskies from the best distilleries. The grain component is only ever those from first fill American oak barrels and there is relatively high proportion of malt whisky.
Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend comprises some 33% Lowland grain whisky from a Fife distillery and 67% Malt whisky from the regions of Islay, the Highlands and Speyside. The Islay single malt comes from south shore distillery (approximately 20% of the total recipe), vatted with a fruity malt from the village of Brora and a rich sherrried Speyside malt from the Aberlour region (approx. 33%). A small percentage of Speyside and Highland malts complete the recipe. It is aged in a combination of first-fill Sherry casks, first-fill and refill ex-Bourbon barrels and with a small portion of new French oak finishing. Bottled at 43%, non chill-filtered and no added colourings.
A quick websearch (or a look at the infographic at the Compass Box website) will give you a pretty good idea of which distilleries the whiskies actually come from! Compass Box Whisky have also launched the Scotch Whisky Transparency Campaign because they believe that such information (the age and source of the component whiskies) should be available to consumers. Please add your support.