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    Compass Box Great King Street

    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...

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    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.

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    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

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    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.

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    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.
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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    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.
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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    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?
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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    Picked up a bottle yesterday. Have to say it's the best blend I've ever had in that price range.

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    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.

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    Re: Compass Box Great King Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    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_5...VDLfIOEhvI0%3D

 

 

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