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Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend

Very good High end Blend

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@galgReview by @galg

5th Jul 2011


Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend
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Nose: Vanilla up front, quite lemony, as in lemon pie, or meringue, green apples and maybe some pears too. quite fresh, with some oak notes. Palate: Creamy, but with a zing of gingery lemon stuff. vanilla custard, and some oriental candy, with bits of almonds, pistachios and sweet sultana towards the end, where a slight alcoholic bite is detected. Finish : medium,with oak notes (quite some wood here) , almonds , biscuits , and spice. Not very long, but long enough.

Bottom line:

This is a very good whisky.Well blended, with the right amount of wood influence, and a bit of everything (save smoke, which is not to be found here). Pricewise it’s not the cheapest of blends costing about £32 for bottle (if 750 ml bottles existed, currently it’s sold only in 0,5 litre bottles), and at that price you can get quite a few great single malts, but As a higher end blended scotch whisky it delivers just what it promises. Good work by John Glaser.

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scribe commented

Really want to try this one, sounds really good. Surprised there's not been more reviews here, but cheers for this one galg.

12 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

I have a bottle of GKS which I'm really enjoying. The grain whisky is very apparent but its good grain.

12 years ago 0

JJBoud commented

Agree with Jean-Luc. The grain is up front but like he said it's a good thing. Excellent Blend. Only wish I had my own bottle. Good thing I found the heaviest handed bartender in Manhattan KS. Whew!

11 years ago 0