Compass Box Orchard House Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • pear
  • pineapple
  • citrus zest
  • malty
  • ginger
  • strawberry
  • honey
  • fruit

Compass Box

Orchard House Scotch Whisky (0.75l, 46%)
Price $50.99

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Another exquisite blend from Compass Box that gets us real excited.

The year was 2000 when John Glaser started the Compass Box Whisky Company in his kitchen, actually. An American in the UK, he used to work for a large distiller before he thought, why not do Scotch Whisky differently and bring back the old model of the Scotch Whisky blending house. So, he committed himself to blending boutique Scotch Whiskies. But how did they go from kitchen to Blending Room in London with more than a dozen of employees, you ask? Not by compromising any quality, that's for sure. Sourcing only the best oak from the Vosges in France and the woods of Missouri, making your own custom casks and seeking only the best casks from the very best distilleries oughta do it. Oh, and unlike mass produced Whiskies, they are careful not to overdo it on the number of components in their blends.

We were so excited when we heard about the recent Compass Box Whisky. Compass Box Orchard House Scotch Whisky is an all-malt that includes some of the fruitiest Whiskies of Scotland and it was designed by lead Whiskymaker James Saxon in 2021. Like, we knew this blend must be exquisite and we weren’t wrong. It’s fragrant, it’s lively, and it’s packed with malty and ginger flavors that are rounded up by strawberries, honey, and vanilla shortbread. The natural soft yellow color shines through the bottle, adorned with a quirky label that brings any home bar to the next level.

PS: Don't be afraid to pair it with a pale ale or a pilsner.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Compass Box
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Soft yellow

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity with apple, pear, some pineapple, and citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vibrant and malt-forward with bold ginger flavors, strawberries, honey, and vanilla shortbread.

Finish
Complex and fruity.
 

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  • apple
  • pear
  • pineapple
  • citrus zest
  • malty
  • ginger
  • strawberry
  • honey
  • fruit
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Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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