Compass Box Orangerie

CB Orange

Received this as a free bonus when I ordered a drink of the Hedonism Quindecimus. I didn’t approach it as a scotch, but more of a liquor like Irish Mist or Drambuie. Infused with oranges and clove, I wonder what it could possibly taste like?

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Combination of Glen Moray and Cameronbridge whisky / Compass Box

Region: Scotland

40% ABV

Aged For: No word on this, I would guess young, not that you’d be able to pick out the complexity

Additives: The whisky is “infused”, but no synthetic ingredients have been used.

 


 

Color: Orangish Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: It couldn’t possibly be orange? Yeah it’s orange. Sweet sugary orange.

Taste: Juicy succulent orange. Very faint hints of clove and cinnamon overpowered by orange.

Finish: Now its bitter orange! But quick and leaves a feeling like you just drank some malt liquor.

Thoughts: The whisky equivalent of triple sec, no complexity or reason to drink this neat, but I could see it making some interesting cocktails.

Score: 65 out of 100

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