.compass box – great king street – batch #TR-06 (blue)

.this one

43% abv, €30, blend, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, malty, a hint of the sea, briny, seaweed, eucalyptus, lavender
Palate: sweet, a hint of smoke, spicy, cloves, bay leaves, briny, citrus, oranges
Finish: smoke, a hint of ash, slightly dry, medium long
Mark: +++++

.the other one

Conclusion:  The smoke is not predominantly present in the nose, which surprised me when taking the first sip. Nice dry, not overly anything finish.

More info: Released as two, one-off experimental batches, where blue-labeled #TR-06 had a limited number of 3805 bottles. Batch #00-V4 received a red label on the limited number of 3439 bottles.

from the website: “Since the launch of the Artist’s Blend in 2011 we’ve been thinking about the style of the second permanent whisky in the Great King Street range. Blending provides a platform for limitless styles, so the world is our oyster.
Two styles have emerged as the leading contenders – one smoky, the other lightly sherried – and so we have released a small experimental batch of each to help us decide.
So, taste, savour, mix if you like; above all, share and enjoy them with your friends.
Simply click here to let us know what you think. We will reveal the results, along with all the details on the two Experimental batches, in January 2014.”

sample kindly provided by our twitter friend Adrian Barnett

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