Great King St. Artist's Blend
Added on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 07:53 PM
  Bottler: Compass Box
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: N/A
  Price: $40 Availability: Better Stores
Named for the address of their Edinburgh office, kicking off their second decade in business. The Artist's Blend is a 55% single malt content blend designed to be easy drinking and appealing to a wide range of consumers.
Member Ratings and Notes
This has a really wonderful nose.  It's very fruity with grapes and cherries as well as white wine notes. 

The palate is rich with vanilla, fruit, oak an just a bit of sherry toward the end, and lasting into the finish, though the finish is on the short side.  Has some of the richness of Clynelish.

This has a lightness and a feint graniness that let's you know it's a blend but a really good one.  It's not hugely complex but is a real easy drinker - something you don't need to think about too much that would be good anytime. 
This is predominantly wax and apples.  Not complex but very drinkable and enjoyable.  One of those things you dont need to think about when drinking it.  But you should check your bottle from time to time.  Beacuse its smooth and un offensive, you can go through a bottle before you know it. One of the better blends that have come out in recent times and the price is just as smooth. 
Faint yellow color. The nose features vanilla, bubblegum, peach, some grain and other fruits (apples mostly). The fruit continues onto the palate which balances nicely with some oak. There is nothing unpleasent here and nothing wildly amazing. Good stuff. [8/7/13] 

n: light with vanilla, malty yeast, and orange citrus wax. Porridge and vanilla with grainy alcohol esthers.


t: follows nose, blendy but nice with upfront sweetness from bold grain and floral/lavender malt. Middle is oaky and orange creamsickle. Nice thick mouthfeel. Nice oak and light spice in the shorter finish. Non-descript but would be perfect as a well scotch for cocktails.  [B-/C+]


n:  Apricot skins


p:  First nanosecond of fruit salad is nice but quickly goes to a bland and vaporous palate and finish.



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