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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.
Appearance / Color
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.
Complex and fruity.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Compass Box Orchard House Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.