17 November 2014

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #43

Compass Box Great King Street
Glasgow Blend
Nose: A newspaper fuelled bonfire, sea spray, sherry soaked sultanas, spiced port poached pears covered in white chocolate sauce, Sainsbury's Taste the Difference spiced apple strudel, mixed spice, sugared almonds, candied fennel fronds and a sprig-ette of rosemary.
Palate: The last smoke plumes from a dowsed beach bonfire, Roquito hot & sweet chilli pepper pearls, sherry soaked sultanas, Dentyne cinnamon chewing gum, foam bananas, coconut ice, Häagen Dazs Dulce De Leche ice cream, Frank Cooper Oxford orange marmalade with ginger, Braeburn apples, wood spice, ground cloves, a pinch of Maldon sea salt and a sprinkle-ette of freshly chopped parsley.
Finish: A sumptuously sweet, smoky, spiced smacker of a long lush lingering finish.
Summary: Yet another bountiful, balanced, belter from Mr Whisky Willy Wonka himself - the man with the dramming Midas touch; John Glaser from Compass Box. An amazing big bang for buck sub £30 bottle of blendage.