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MJL
02-11-2012, 17:28
I picked up a bottle of Compass Box Great King Street in December. I just opened it ip and from the first taste this blend has just blown me away. I will make notes later but this is remarkable Scotch that I suggest you try...

Jono
02-11-2012, 18:22
I have always taken note of Compass box in the store and Whisky Fest but have never pulled the trigger so I eagerly await your tasting notes. I know Ralfy mentioned he was going to review one of them this year.

macdeffe
02-11-2012, 19:23
I REALLY like this one, and it's very unusual as well. I get a note, quite heavy as well, of celery in GKS, and this is meant very positive!

Steffen

Parkersback
02-11-2012, 20:27
I had this and Highland Park 12 in my hand today in the store, and ended up with the HP12. I don't regret it, but I am wishing I had the budget to snag both.

smokinjoe
02-11-2012, 20:40
I had this and Highland Park 12 in my hand today in the store, and ended up with the HP12. I don't regret it, but I am wishing I had the budget to snag both.

Doncha just hate dilemmas like that?! But, can you ever go wrong with HP12, though? I'm not a big SM guy, and I know HP12 is Simple-Simon to those that are, but for my money it is one terrific whiskey.

Josh
02-12-2012, 17:09
Doncha just hate dilemmas like that?! But, can you ever go wrong with HP12, though? I'm not a big SM guy, and I know HP12 is Simple-Simon to those that are, but for my money it is one terrific whiskey.

Nobody doesn't like Highland Park.

The Great King Street is indeed a great whisky. A little sherry and kiss of peat and I even tasted a little ginger in there. Fantastic blend.

BigRich
02-13-2012, 06:07
I had this and Highland Park 12 in my hand today in the store, and ended up with the HP12. I don't regret it, but I am wishing I had the budget to snag both.

Dilemma? No dilemma. Two bottles, two hands. Where's the problem?:grin:

bulldawg
04-12-2012, 16:37
Picked up a bottle yesterday. Have to say it's the best blend I've ever had in that price range.

Parkersback
04-12-2012, 19:27
I ended up buying a 375 of it for just over $20 out the door, and it's already gone. It's a terrific scotch. Extremely flavorful, rich and sweet.

I'd love to do a tasting of it against, say, Glenmorangie The Original, which is another non-peated scotch (though it is SMS) that I like that is in the same price range.

dmarkle
04-13-2012, 04:31
I have always taken note of Compass box in the store and Whisky Fest but have never pulled the trigger so I eagerly await your tasting notes. I know Ralfy mentioned he was going to review one of them this year.

Here's his Great King Street review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyr_5qv8s80&feature=plcp&context=C4693083VDvjVQa1PpcFMTuqat1OU4I2wNKL45a1F5 VDLfIOEhvI0%3D

cigarnv
04-13-2012, 05:22
Both the CB GKS and the HP12 represent great values in Scotch....

sob0728
04-13-2012, 18:29
I went all Gillman tonight and mixed the GKS with some Auchentoshan. Tastes nice, not sure it improved on either one though.

Wall Eye
04-27-2012, 21:23
A touch of sweetness - no smoke at all, but so drinkable.. gets better with each shot.. such a nice dram at a good price...

buoy37
09-05-2012, 22:18
I picked up a bottle of GKS for a Labor Day get away with the wife. She was sipping Texas wine and I had my nose in my Glencairn. I was very impressed. I kept getting hints of spicey-oak. I walked away from it for about 30 minutes and came back to a touch cinnamon apples. I'll crack open the bottle in a couple of weeks and see what else it has to offer.