Compass Box Orangerie

Flavored Whiskey — Scotland

1.0 out of 5 stars
Compass Box Orangerie, a blended scotch whiskey from Compass Box blenders. Price: $40.00. Sampled 6/10/16 with 1/2 teaspoon of water in a Glencairn spirits nosing glass. Aroma - HEAVY orange, vanilla cream, butter and cake frosting. Taste - Orange liqueur and allspice. Finishes with a quickly fading burn and medium-length lingering flavor. Final score: 1/ 5. This to me is not whiskey. The sweet orange is so overpowering in this that the whiskey flavors take a back seat and come across more like cognac. Tastes more like a high quality orange liqueur with cognac mixed in, AKA Grand Mariner. I have literally moved this from my whiskey cabinet to the bar to be used in drinks that call for Grand Mariner, I kid you not. Save your money here, I know Compass Box typically does no wrong and this seems so interesting but I assure you if you're looking for a whiskey experience, you will be sorely disappointed.
  • PBMichiganWolverine

    Davie---gladly---it'll end up just sitting on my shelf. Send me your address [email protected]

  • Davie-Warner

    @Pranay, if you want to unload that bottle... Send it my way!

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    So I found out the mistake I was making with this. I was having it like scotch. With a spoon of water or a cube of ice. Instead have 80% of your glass topped with ice, and pour up to two drams worth in. Much better then. Another way is to have it with dark chocolate...really helps.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    I totally agree with you. I'm a huge fan f Compas Box, but this was an absolute disaster. I have now a useless full bottle laying around wasting away. I just wished they'd not have this labeled as whisky...it's liqueur