Bought: Amazon, 5th March 2015
77.24/100 – Whiskybase (average from 19 member votes)
Amazon enticed me again with another ‘Daily Deal’ this time with an unusual whisky from one of my favourite independent bottlers, Compass Box. I love ‘The Spice Tree’ and I’ve had my eye on the ‘Orangerie’ for a while now. Controversial, or ground breaking? Liqueur or ‘whisky with a difference’? Adding a hint of orange has certainly raised a few eyebrows in the whisky world, leaving some drinkers either loving it or hating it.
I was interested to read recently that Amrut, the Indian whisky distillery, have released the world’s first orange-infused single malt called Naarangi. I’m guessing the master blender at Amrut tried the Orangerie and was impressed enough to risk blending a single malt with a citrus zing. You can read about the Amrut Naarangi here.
For a video review of the Compass Box ‘Orangerie’ check out the following ‘Scotch Test Dummies Review’: