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Scottish Whisky Blender Honors Glasgow In New Scotch

compass-glasgowCompass Box Whisky Company, on the heels of the Lost Blend whisky that it announced last month, is back once again with another new release paying homage to the wonderful Scottish city of Glasgow. It is called Glasgow Blend and it is the second permeant edition to the company’s Great King Street series.

Glasgow Blend, according to Compass Point, takes some of its development cues from the 1930s book Whisky, in which author Aeneas MacDonald “mentions that Glaswegians historically preferred fuller and more flavourful whiskies than people in other parts of the world.” To this end this Scotch has a flavor profile described as

full, rich and smoky on the palate, with notes of baking spices and sherry wine notes.

The whisky, bottled at 43% ABV, was matured in a combination of sherry, American and French oak casks. The blend mix of this is rather interesting, drawing from a high proportion of Highland and Islay single malts – around 67% – combined with 33% Lowland single grain whisky. It should be available now and prices for around $50 a bottle.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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