What if we were to apply Compass Box Whiskymaking principles to a line of Blended Scotches? That is exactly what we are doing with Great King Street.
Five key things set apart our approach to making 'Great King Street' from any other Blended Scotch Whisky brand.
1. Great Grain. First, we start with the very highest quality single grain Scotch whiskies. Grain whiskies are the foundation of good Blended Scotch. We source ours from a renowned Lowland distillery and all of it is aged in 'first fill' American oak barrels, which makes the grain whisky much richer and sweeter on the palate than those aged in larger, refill casks.
2. More Malt. Secondly, we use a higher proportion of malt whisky than most other Blends. For instance, 'The Artist's Blend' consists of over 50% malt whisky, far more than the 30 or 40% most blends use. This provides more character and complexity.