COMPASS BOX ORCHARD HOUSE 70 Cl
New to the Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection, Orchard House brings together some of Scotland’s famously fruity distilleries such as Linkwood and Clynelish. Designed to make a feature of distillate character over oak richness, Orchard House uses whiskies purchased by us as new make spirit, before ageing in our own specification of casks. It is the most in-house whisky we have ever made. As the label shows, there is an abundance of fresh fruit notes on show, from ripe apple to banana and wildstrawberry.
|Nose||Apple, pear and peach initially. Hints of rich peat and black cherry. Pineapple, all manner of citrus zests (especially lemon and lime), and Earl Grey tea. Powdered ginger leads into a rounded maltiness. Vanilla and toasted desiccated coconut.|
|Palate||Sweet biscuity notes with touches of cinnamon. Apple juice, muesli, banana and honey. Wild strawberry. Very breakfast-like at first! An oily texture with subtle peat again.|
|Finish||Sultana, vanilla and then a creaminess infused with hay and meadowsweet. Hints of cocoa powder in the finish.|