I went over to a friend's house tonight to finally pop this bottle of John Glaser's new Compass Box spin off - the Great King Street blended whisky, a labo(u)r of love from one of grain whisky's biggest fans. I snuck this bottle back in my suitcase as a gift for a buddy and he was nice enough to open it while I was there. John has really out done himself with this expression because I can't imagine anyone not loving this. It's fruit-forward, soft and supple, expressive, and easy to drink - everything a blended dram is supposed to be. When this whisky hits the states this Fall I'm expecting big things. The Great King Street destroys whiskies like Johnnie Walker, J&B, or Chivas. It honestly makes them look terrible in comparison. This was much better than I remembered it tasting in London, so I'm excited to finally get my own bottle!