Very happy to report that Great King Street, launched last year, has won the Whisky Advocate Award for Blended Malt Whisky of the Year. It was a battle of the bottles between GKS & another great product, Mackinlays. Here’s what they had to say:
‘”..the Mackinlays is all about history and the past. Compass Box Great King Street, a sweet citrusy and vanilla-doused blend, is all about the future. John Glaser and team don’t make bad whiskies, but often they have been esoteric, small batch, and all but unavailable to many of us. This blend is different, and is an attempt by Compass Box to introduce quality blends to a new generation. It had a relatively modest price point and brought the artisan skills of Compass Box to a new audience. It’s that rarity: a blend that drinks well on its own but tastes great when mixed. More than that, it’s perfectly placed to bring blends back into vogue. Anyone for a highball?” —Dominic Roskrow
Yes please to that highball.