Compass Box Affinity 750ml
Compass Box Affinity two spirits share richness, sweetness, and complexity; the calvados lends an intensity and length to the finish which enhances the character of the scotch whiskies.
Serve over ice, mix with Amari and vermouth into a unique twist on a boulevardier, or pair with a deliciously sweet tarte Tatin. We think you’ll agree that these two spirits really do have an affinity for one another.
An innovative marriage of Calvados and Scotch whisky, John Glaser’s latest Compass Box creation, Affinity, balances fruity, ripe apple notes against rich spices. Using whiskies from Craigellachie Distillery in Speyside and a selection of Highland distilleries, the fruity, tart Calvados from Domaine Christian Drouin mingles with malty, spicy vanilla notes of the whisky.
It’s the Affinity expression from Compass Box! An exciting limited edition bottling said to be the very first Calvados and Scotch whisky blend. It combines Calvados from iconic producer Christian Drouin with malt whisky from Craigellachie which spent a year in a first fill sherry butt, alongside previously blended malts from Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich. Think apples and pears with layers of malty goodness. Affinity showcases both spirits beautifully, and we can feel our own affinity growing for the blend.
Dense, heady, unctuous apple brandy. Imagine maple syrup but made entirely out of juicy, red, sweet apples. Like most good Calvados, there is a thick layer of chewy dried apple as well as a thick coating of caramel.
The Calvados is at the forefront. A vein of black licorice is complemented by toasted caraway, rhubarb pie, and more truckloads of fresh and dried apples.
Medium-long. Anise, again, and the first hint of dryness. Charcoal, oaky tannin, and waxy Red Delicious skins. Fades with a dash of marzipan or bitter almond.