Great King Street Glasgow Blend from Compass Box. Image courtesy Compass Box.September 30, 2014 – Compass Box has introduced the second permanent expression to its Great King Street range of blended Scotch whiskies with the debut of Great King Street Glasgow Blend this past weekend at Whisky Live Paris. The whisky is a blend of 67% malts from Benrinnes, Laphroaig, and Clynelish distilleries and 33% single grain from the Cameronbridge grain distillery near Edinburgh, and will be available in the UK, Europe, and the US starting in October.

Compass Box founder John Glaser created the blend with an eye to the malt-rich smoky blends popular in Glasgow during the late 19th Century. Glasgow Blend joins the Artist’s Blend in the permanent Great King Street lineup, along with the limited-edition New York City blend released in late 2012. The whisky is bottled at 43% ABV, and will carry a recommended retail price in the US of $45 per 750ml bottle. The UK and Europe will get a 500ml bottle priced at £29.50 or 36 with a total of 18,000 bottles to be available during the first year.

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