Independent Scotch whisky bottler Compass Box’s newest offering is Orchard House, described as being mostly new whisky spirit aged by the brand that was sourced from distilleries known for fruit forward flavors.
Coming in late September, Orchard House is bottled at 92 proof and sells for a suggested retail price of £42.
Compass Box Orchard House (image via Compass Box)
Commenting on the new addition to their core range, John Glaser, founder of Compass Box, said in a prepared statement, “Orchard House is our first core range whisky produced almost entirely from whiskies we have aged since the day they were distilled. In a sense, it’s more ‘our whisky’ than anything we’ve made before. We are so proud of this. Something new, something different for us. Something joyful. And delicious.”
Compass Box’s blender’s notes for Orchard House shows the malt whisky delivers notes of apples, pears, peach, pineapple, Earl Grey tea and peat on the nose. Followed by notes of apple juice, banana, honey, strawberry and peat on the palate.
Lead whisky maker, James Saxon, explained the make-up of Orchard House as:
2% – Highland Malt Blend
Custom French Oak Barrel – Heavy Toast Blended Malt Chocolate, Cinnamon, Ginger
2% – The Caol Ila Distillery
First Fill Bourbon Barrel Single Malt Smoke, Almond, Vanilla
20% – The Benrinnes Distillery
First Fill Bourbon Barrel Single Malt Fudge, Apples, Malt
8% – Distillery near the town of Aberlour
Revatted Oloroso Sherry-Seasoned Butt Single Malt Red Apple, Sultana, Malt
29% – The Clynelish Distillery
First Fill Bourbon Barrel Single Malt Apple, Wax, Honey
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